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One Degree Wednesday June 2 2021


The Canadian real estate market has seen soaring prices, bidding wars and a lack of supply throughout the pandemic.

There is a concern some home buyers may be stretching their mortgage budgets to the max, which is why a new mortgage stress test will be coming into effect on June 1.

The new rules will reduce the buying power for some home buyers, protect people in the event that interest rates go up and potentially cool the Canadian housing market, which has seen record prices this year.


US voices ‘concern’ at proposed Canadian tax on tech giants

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday voiced her “concern” to Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng over the prospect of Ottawa imposing taxes on US tech giants.


ELUS Tech for Good program expands across Canada to help connect and empower Canadians with disabilities

In support of National AccessAbility Week, TELUS is announcing the national expansion of their Tech for Good program in partnership with March of Dimes Canada. First launched in Alberta and British Columbia in 2018, this national expansion will support more Canadians with disabilities who require professional assistance to independently use or control their mobile device. The program offers customized recommendations, training, and support on mobile devices and, based on individual need, the assistive technology required for persons with disabilities to use their mobile device. Tech for Good enables equitable access to mobile devices, empowering people with disabilities to live, work, and play in our digital world.


What happens to your social media when you die?

Many people plan for the day when they leave this earth, whether it’s making a will or even making their own funeral arrangements.

It’s a grim subject.

But what about your social media pages? What happens to those? Social media platforms keep us connected, but they can also be a reminder of our loss.


Canada Post launches its Accessibility Strategy

As Canadians celebrate National AccessAbility Week, Canada Post is proud to take a major step in creating a more inclusive and accessible country for people living with disabilities.

Currently, 6.2 million Canadians are living with at least one disability, and as the population ages, the prevalence of disability is increasing. Canada Post recognizes that accessibility matters and that Canadians expect the postal service to take a leadership role on key issues affecting their lives.


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