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  1. As the weather warms up, so do the prices of cottages

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto One of the enduring myths of Canada is the pleasure of escaping from the city during the summer to spend holidays in a humble and probably homemade cabin beside a lake ... because of low mortgage rates and because there are more people eager to buy than there are cottages for sale. Christine Martysiewicz of ReMax Canada, one of the largest real estate firms, summed ...

  2. 'Iron Lady' Wu Yi to step down as health minister

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Vice-Premier Wu Yi is expected to pass the role of minister of health soon to her senior deputy, Gao Qiang, according to sources. Ms Wu, who earned the reputation of being China's 'Iron Lady' for her tough negotiating skills wh ...

  3. Clarkson took the stuffiness out of the post of governor-general

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Andrews

    ... Richard Andrews in Montreal Canada's first Chinese-Canadian governor-general, Hong Kong-born Adrienne Clarkson, steps down on Tuesday leaving a mixed legacy from her six-year tenure. Observers are praising her for invigorating what was often seen as a stuffy position- the national representative of the queen, who is the head of state in Canada- a role dominated by old white men. ...

  4. Canada's low interest rates spur demand for industrial buildings

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Driven by low interest rates and the rising cost of existing industrial buildings, Canada's industrial construction industry appears headed for a boom. The boom is helped by foreign investors who are buying existing industrial properties as well as building for the speculative market because Canada is more stable than the relatively weak United States ...

  5. Canada bullish on China deal

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... aviation agreement during his state visit to Canada tomorrow that will triple the number of flights available to both countries' airlines, according to Canada's most senior transport ... had great interest from the Canadian private sector [for the bilateral agreement], not just from Air Canada but from Harmony Airways and CargoJet,' Canada's Minister of Transport ...

  6. Canada braces for building boom

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto The office market is expected to require an extra 16 million sq ft of space by 2010 More than a decade of stagnation in Canada's office market is about to explode ... Toronto, Canada's most populous city, will be leading the boom. About 1.1 million sq ft of office construction is already under way, and the total will reach 5 million sq ft in the next five ...

  7. Canada ready to give away farm

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but politics back home might limit his room to negotiate. Mr Peterson said there was no 'water', or margin, between allowable subsidy levels and what Canada actually spent on subsidies. ... Peterson may find he is cramped for negotiating space given Canada's upcoming elections and a recent government resolution ensuring negotiators will not go too far. Canada, the world's ...

  8. Residential boom in Canada shows signs of cooling

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Canada's booming housing market appears to be slowing down at last as a result of rising prices and a slight increase in mortgage rates. But the Central Mortgage ... The recent increase in housing prices has shifted the housing market in central Canada towards condominiums and town houses and away from detached houses. Although the Bank of Canada ...

  9. Canada's mill towns have no place to hide in free market

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... of the world and even the rest of Canada. The city of Montreal is only an hour's drive away, and the United States border is just down the road, but the citizens of Huntingdon were usually content ... But there are mill towns like Huntingdon all over Canada- and all over the US- and they may all face the same fate. The warning of Canada's minister of industry, David Emerson, was unmistakable: ...

  10. Low interest rates spur Canada homes market

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Canada's continuing low interest rates pushed up home construction by a surprising 12 per cent last month, with no sign that the interest rates level will be dramatically reversed. In contrast to the United States, where there are fears that the real estate bubble will burst, Canada's strong economy continues to push the housing market beyond ...




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