Politics

Politics

NDP promises 1.5 million homes over next decade

The NDP is promising 1.5 million new homes over the next decade to ease the housing crunch — a plan that includes more duplexes and triplexes, affordable units and an easing of rules so that garages and basements can be turned into rentals. “We have a plan that will give …

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Dictator’s son may win Philippine presidency

Dictator's son may win Philippine presidency

The message the younger Marcos is sending whitewashes the past, while offering vague promises for the future. But it appears to be resonating with Philippine voters. MANILA, Philippines — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte smile and chat of their love of burgers and mango shakes on the election trail …

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US adds 423,000 jobs in April

US adds 423,000 jobs in April

The economy’s hiring gains have been remarkably consistent in the face of the worst inflation in four decades. WASHINGTON — America’s employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a streak of solid hiring that has defied punishing inflation, chronic supply shortages, the Russian war against Ukraine and much higher borrowing …

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How much should Ontario’s minimum wage go up?

As Ontario gets ready to go to the polls June 2, the Star looks at where the parties stand on the issues that matter to voters. Today, we look at the minimum wage. There might not be many things Ontario’s Liberals, New Democrats, Greens and Progressive Conservatives agree on, but …

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