Tara Deschamps, TorontoStar

Tara Deschamps


Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • TorontoStar
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • NEWS 1130
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • National Observer

Recent articles by Tara:

Toronto region home sales top Nov. record, prices reach all-time high: TRREB

TORONTO - The Greater Toronto Area’s heated real estate market further intensified last month as home sales topped a November record and average selli... → Read More

Canadian workers facing burnout during the pandemic: Ceridian report

TORONTO - A new report says droves of Canadian workers have experienced burnout during the pandemic and it’s causing at least 20 per cent to seek new ... → Read More

Most manufacturers facing more acute labour shortage than last year: survey

A new survey of Canadian manufacturers has found 82 per cent or respondents are facing labour shortages and 75 per cent feel their hiring troubles are... → Read More

Company holiday parties are making a comeback, but many employers have a plan B

TORONTO - When the December holidays near, Lee Piccoli will thank his staff for a year of hard work over an informal toast at his homebuilding company... → Read More

Lush to deactivate Instagram, Facebook accounts

Lush Cosmetics will deactivate its social media accounts later this week in a bid to get tech companies to make online platforms safer. The U.K. retailer, which sells bath and body products and has a large footprint in Canada, announced its plan Monday to cease posting on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat accounts by Friday. → Read More

Scotiabank ditches resumés for campus hiring, widening candidate pool

TORONTO - Canadians eyeing internships, co-op placements and graduate positions at Scotiabank no longer have to polish up their resumés. → Read More

B.C. pot sector bracing for delivery challenges and shortages after extreme weather

B.C.’s cannabis industry is bracing for difficulties with getting products to distributors and stores after storms, massive floods and mudslides hit t... → Read More

New, Stephen Poloz-backed company aims to make home ownership more attainable

TORONTO - A new company backed by a former Bank of Canada governor wants to help Canadians co-own real estate through investments valued at just 2.5 p... → Read More

Month-over-month homes sales see biggest increase since July 2020: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales across the country saw their largest month-over-month increase since July 2020 in October, even a... → Read More

Tech firms, startups shifting benefits to attract more workers and keep star staff

TORONTO - Tech companies used to boast about their modern offices with gyms, fully-stocked kitchens and even bowling alleys. → Read More

Canadian Tire confident in ability to navigate supply chain woes as Q3 profit drops

TORONTO - Global supply chain problems won’t leave Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. shelves bare this holiday season, the retailer said Thursday, as it detail... → Read More

RioCan REIT net income hit $137.6M in Q3 as businesses reopened following lockdowns

TORONTO - Lifting COVID-19 restrictions helped one of Canada’s most prominent commercial landlords collect more rent in its most recent quarter than a... → Read More

Aurora focuses on premium products as it reports $11.9 million loss in first quarter

Aurora Cannabis Inc. will double down on premium products after reporting a $11.9 million loss in its most recent quarter. → Read More

Organigram’s new CEO opens up about company’s future, U.S. pot legalization

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies have spouted lofty ambitions linked to a U.S. pot market they st... → Read More

Oct. home sales down 7%, new listings fell by 34% from last year: Toronto board

TORONTO - Prospective homebuyers in the Greater Toronto Area found dramatically fewer homes on the market last month than they did a year ago, pushing... → Read More

Hexo auditor raises ‘substantial doubt’ about company as it reports $67.9M loss in Q4

Hexo Corp.’s auditor raised serious concerns about the company’s future as it reported a $67.9 million net loss in its latest quarter. → Read More

Google Canada launches program paying for news

TORONTO - Cash started flowing from Google to Canadian publishers Wednesday as the tech giant brought a program that pays media companies for news to the country. The Google News Showcase program went live at midnight, giving 11 publishers the ability to boost the positioning and look of their articles through Google News. → Read More

Google launches program paying for news in Canada with 11 publishers

TORONTO - Cash started flowing from Google to Canadian publishers Wednesday as the tech giant brought a program that pays media companies for news to ... → Read More

Duelling Rogers boards creating uncertainty for company, CEO and Shaw deal

TORONTO - It’s not clear who’s in charge at Rogers Communications Inc. → Read More

Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

Buying a home in Nova Scotia may soon be more expensive for people from outside the province. → Read More