Mortgage rules now ‘overkill’ that are hitting millennials particularly hard, home builders say

Mortgage rules now ‘overkill’ that are hitting millennials particularly hard, home builders say

Canada’s home builders are urging the federal government to loosen mortgage-lending restrictions that have helped cool housing markets this year. Executives at Mattamy Homes Ltd., North America’s largest closely held home builder, said the rules have brought about the desired soft landing and aren’t needed as much now that interest rates are rising. The Canadian…

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Keystone XL pipeline given go ahead to start some pre-construction work

Keystone XL pipeline given go ahead to start some pre-construction work

TransCanada Corp. can resume certain pre-construction activities, including engineering and meeting with stakeholders, for the Keystone XL oil pipeline following a federal court decision, the company said in an emailed statement. The Thursday decision clarifies a Nov. 8 order placing an injunction on the contentious project after U.S. District Judge Brian Morris found that the…

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The many talents of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The many talents of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

THE MUSIC is playing and the ale flowing freely as guests throng into a barn. Two cooks bring soup to a dining table crowded with men, women, dogs and children. It is a wedding, but the bride’s calm expression gives little away. It is hard to discern the bridegroom. “Peasant Wedding” (1567) by Pieter Bruegel…

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