Flooding has overtaken fire as the No. 1 cause of home insurance payouts, with claims for flooded basements averaging $43,000 in major cities. And yet, there isn’t much in Canada that would help homebuyers assess that risk, says Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.
Andrea Horwath’s surging support in the latest polls is bringing scrutiny to her New Democrats’ election promises, including a pledge to re-nationalize Hydro One, the province’s giant utility partially privatized by the governing Liberals to raise money for infrastructure projects.
A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reveals that Canadian polar bear tourism imposes hegemonic gender roles onto polar bear bodies and reinforces heterosexual gender stereotypes and the patriarchy.