National Newswatch

Ontario government introduces bill to update rules for realtors

Nov 19 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a bill to update regulations for realtors that includes new enforcement tools, rules on business structures, and more disclosure of competing bids for homes. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson said the bill is a needed update to rules put in place in 2002. "It's been nearly 20 years since the […]

Ontario government introduces bill to update rules for realtors

Nov 19 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a bill to update regulations for realtors that includes new enforcement tools, rules on business structures, and more disclosure of competing bids for homes. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson said the bill is a needed update to rules put in place in 2002. "It's been nearly 20 years since the […]

Canada denies numerous visas for AI conference attendees for second year

Nov 15 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — Canada has for a second year denied visas to numerous researchers hoping to attend an artificial intelligence conference in Vancouver, but has reversed some of those denials after coming under pressure to review them. Black in AI, a group promoting black representation in the field, started to publicly raise concerns recently after about a third of researchers set to attend its […]

Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto reach deal on reduced scope for Quayside

Oct 31 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A contentious development on Toronto's waterfront proposed by Sidewalk Labs has cleared a major hurdle after Waterfront Toronto's board unanimously approved terms for a scaled-back vision of the project. The two sides had set a deadline of Thursday to resolve key issues including the project's size, privacy and data issues, developer selection, and public transit commitments before […]

Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto reach deal on reduced scope for Quayside

Oct 31 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A contentious development on Toronto's waterfront proposed by Sidewalk Labs has cleared a major hurdle after Waterfront Toronto's board unanimously approved terms for a scaled-back vision of the project. The two sides had set a deadline of Thursday to resolve key issues including the project's size, privacy and data issues, developer selection, and public transit commitments before […]