Midweek Headlines – October 14
- Home prices have risen, according to a report released by Royal LePage. The report reveals that home prices have gone up by 8% at the national level. The real estate market in Vancouver and Toronto has shown a double digit growth. In GTA alone housing market has soared by 11.3%. In 2014, the price of an average house was $612,000 but it stands at $629,000 today. Maximum rise in home prices have been witnessed in Vaughan where prices have gone up by 18%, in Richmond Hill by 18.6%, and Toronto by 17%.
- Finance Minister Charles Souza will make a major announcement today about how to stay safe during winter and talk about the importance of winter tyres and keeping auto insurance low.
- According to all the latest poll surveys, a minority government is in sight. The possibility of a majority government does not seem to be on the cards.
- In a hammer attack in Laval one person died and two got injured. Police has taken a 34-year-old man in custody who assaulted all three victims.
- In the recently held Democrats’ debate in the USA the issues of economy, immigration and situation in Middle East were discussed. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton seems to be ahead of other presidential candidates.
- According to an Ernst & Young poll India is the top investment destination. China with 15% votes is the second most favoured market followed by Southeast Asia, Brazil and North America.
- ISIS is expanding its network in India and police has nabbed a few people in this regard. Authorities have also blocked two websites.
- The second phase of Bihar elections will take place on October 16 but people are questioning if it is right for those with criminal cases to contest the polls.