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Erica Alini

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Erica:

Travelling with kids under 12? What to know about the latest COVID-19 rules

Young children entering Canada or the U.S. with vaccinated parents don't have to quarantine. But there are other significant restrictions. → Read More

High furnace oil, propane prices could leave some Canadians scrambling this winter

Low-income household who depend on heating oil and propane to warm their homes may start to face "tough choices about adequate food, medication and rent," says one advocate. → Read More

From childcare to taxes: What Trudeau’s projected win really means for your pocketbook

With childcare and housing, the Liberals have made two very big promises. Can they keep them? → Read More

Canada’s inflation rate reached 4.1% in August, highest since 2003

Canada’s annual inflation rate reached 4.1 per cent in August, the fastest pace since March 2003, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. This was up from 3.7 per cent in July. The increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the result of both price pressures and the comparison with low price levels in 2020, the agency said. More coming © 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. → Read More

Liberals vs. Conservatives on childcare: Which parents would benefit most under each plan?

If you have or expect to have kids in child care in the next few years, here's a look at how child care proposals from the Liberals and Conservatives would benefit you. → Read More

For generation Z, 9/11 is history. How do they relate to it?

Twenty years after the attacks, a new generation is entering adulthood with no living memory of that fateful day. → Read More

Election debate fact-check: Does Trudeau want a tax on primary residences?

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said the Liberal platform proposes a tax on primary residences. Here's what the document actually says. → Read More

There are plenty of jobs out there. Why aren’t Canadians filling them?

Some blame the dearth of workers on COVID-19 benefits like the CRB. But several economists point to a more complex explanation. → Read More

‘Nothing good to say about the policy’: Experts slam Trudeau’s bank tax promise

Some economists and tax experts warn the Liberal bank tax proposal would have many side effects and raise little revenue. → Read More

Reality check: How credible are the election promises on housing?

There's no shortage of ideas about how to tackle Canada's affordability woes. → Read More

Cheap money, shortages, investors and crime: The making of Canada’s housing crisis

Everyone agrees there is a housing crisis. But how did it get to this? → Read More

Looking for a used car? It may cost you as much as a new one

In the upside-down reality of the COVID-19 economic recovery, some used vehicles are barely depreciating. → Read More

In a post-pandemic world, will Canadians ever go back to shopping malls?

Malls may benefit from an initial burst of in-person shopping after restrictions lift. After that, though, many may have to rethink how they do business. → Read More

RRSP deadline: what a contribution means for your taxes this year

If you expect a hefty tax bill, an RRSP contribution can help you lower it, but there's more to the decision than that. → Read More

Big gains from Doordash, Airbnb IPOs are out of reach for many everyday investors

It was big investors that largely pocketed the big gains, one IPO expert explains. → Read More

90-year-old RBC client allegedly lost $60K to fraud by longtime advisor

The financial ordeal of a Toronto senior raises tough questions, her family says. → Read More

The U.S. election could change the cannabis industry. Is Canada ready?

As a divided America heads to the polls, legalization has surprisingly broad support. Canada's big cannabis producers are waiting in the wings. → Read More

Canadians who exhausted EI confused about eligibility for Canada Recovery Benefit

The wording of the online CRB application is keeping some jobless Canadians from claiming the benefit. → Read More

Patio heaters won’t cut it. What will it take for restaurants to survive winter?

Year-round outdoor seating is a nice thought — not a solution, one industry representative says. → Read More

Time to stock up again? The likelihood of empty shelves in a second coronavirus wave

Canada never really had serious supply shortages. Restocking problems, on the other hand, are entirely possible, some experts say. → Read More