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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

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The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent.

Inflation in Canada has moved further below the 2 per cent target, owing largely to significant excess supply in the economy and heightened competition in the retail sector.

Calculation of the 2014 rent increases

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Calculation of the 2014 rent increases

Vous pouvez télécharger le formulaire Excel de l'APQ avec les taux suggérés au www.apq.org

La Régie du logement établit aujourd'hui les pourcentages applicables pour le calcul des augmentations des loyers en 2014, conformément au Règlement sur les critères de fixation de loyer. Ces pourcentages permettent de déterminer les montants affectés à chacune des composantes du calcul en fonction des dépenses réelles encourues pour l'immeuble ou le logement concernés.

How to Segment the Seniors’ Market

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How to Segment the Seniors’ Market

In the past, older Canadians — anyone currently living in Canada who is 55 years of age or older — represented a relatively small proportion of the population and often had fairly similar needs and interests. Today, it includes a much wider range of people, from individuals who are still raising children or working full-time, to retirees with a variety of health, wealth and family situations.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY, A CURRENT NEWS TOPIC

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY, A CURRENT NEWS TOPIC - electricity Hydro-Québec Régie de l'énergie Finances

ENERGY EFFICIENCY, A CURRENT NEWS TOPIC

The recent request from Hydro-Québec for a 5.8 % increase at the Régie de l'énergie and the fierce opposition of many consumer groups following this demand show us how, in 2014, Quebeckers care ever more about their energy consumption and its impact on their personal budgets. Tenants themselves are also affected by this request since they are one of the population segments most affected by these increases.

Think twice before hiring a contractor

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Think twice before hiring a contractor

Whether it is for repair in an apartment or for one’s own dwelling, some homeowners may be tempted to do business with a friend or someone who has been referred to them, a person who does not have a certificate of qualification or the required permits.

It is important, however, to remember that quality of service as well as competence should be given priority in the selection of a worker. In some situations the law also requires that the worker has a certificate of competency issued by the Commission de la Construction du Québec (CCQ) and that the contractor has an appropriate contractor’s license issued by the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), depending on the nature of the work. Some work therefore can not legally be done by ​​yourself or by any handyman. In addition, not doing business with a qualified contractor may cost more in the end and bring more problems than benefits.