Toronto condo owners slapped with big special fees

234 Albion Rd., Toronto. In Ontario, condo boards are not required to hold a referendum or even a public meeting on special assessments.Zillow Condo owners at two Toronto buildings have been hit by demands for huge sums of money above their regular fees, something industry insiders say may become a wider problem even among newer … Read more

Morning Update: Ottawa prepared to use ‘aggressive measures’ to reduce immigration backlog, policy memo reveals

Good morning, The federal government is considering extraordinary measures to reduce its backlog of immigration applications, including waiving eligibility requirements for nearly half a million visitor visas, according to a policy memo reviewed by The Globe and Mail. A draft document from December reveals that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to significantly reduce … Read more

B.C. tribunal orders woman to repay employer for ‘time theft’ while working at home

A tribunal has ordered a British Columbia accountant to pay her former employer more than $2,600 after tracking software showed she engaged in “time theft” while working from home. The decision released this week by the Civil Resolution Tribunal shows the woman made a claim of $5,000 to cover unpaid wages and severance pay, arguing … Read more

National physicians regulator aims to fast-track certification of more foreign-trained doctors

The college is expanding a program called the Practice Eligibility Route, which can take years off the amount of time required for an internationally trained physician to be approved to work in their field.Mikaela MacKenzie /The Canadian Press The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is making it easier for internationally trained specialists to work … Read more