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  • U.S. trade chief pressured to lift duties on Canadian lumber

    As U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai prepares to meet her Canadian and Mexican counterparts on Monday to review progress in the new North American trade agreement, she is under pressure from home builders and lawmakers to cut U.S. tariffs on Canadian lumber.

    A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

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Pattie Lovett-Reid: Housing affordability is rapidly becoming a personal and political issue

Levels of both employment and savings are strong, yet 36 per cent of non-homeowners under the age of 40 have given up on owning a home. And what is worse: 62 per cent of Canadians say that most people will be priced out of the housing market in the next decade, according to the RBC Spring Housing Poll. CTV News' Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid takes a closer look in her column on CTVNews.ca.

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FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, shows a marijuana plant at in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday, July 29, 2019 that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)