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The CRA’s call centre performed better this tax season, but there’s still work to be done

The CRA’s call centre performed better this tax season, but there’s still work to be done

According to the CRA, this past tax-filing season, 74 per cent of calls made to the CRA’s Individual Tax Enquiries lines were answered (45 per cent by an agent, and 29 per cent by automated service) compared to 37 per cent for the 2015 tax-filing season.Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press Midnight Friday marked the official end

Mixed-use developments make housing affordability worse — and residents more miserable

Condominium buildings in Toronto.Cole Burston/Bloomberg files Mixed-use developments that combine residential and commercial land uses have long been a favourite policy intervention for urban planners. But while such developments are known to promote sustainable modes of transportation, they may also have an adverse impact on housing affordability. Housing affordability in mixed-use neighbourhoods is worse than

Hefty savings, careful spending pay off for this Alberta couple as they coast toward retirement

Situation: Alberta couple in 50s wonders if one must work longer to support the other’s early retirement Solution: Maintain frugal ways to keep retirement-timing options open In Alberta, a couple we’ll call Sam, 56, and Mary, 59, are coasting toward retirement. Their four children are grown, though two are pursuing postgraduate degrees with the aid

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