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Past Episodes: November 2011 Archives

Canadian housing bubble about to burst

014463.jpgAccording to the venerable magazine The Economist, Canada's housing market is living on borrowed time.

The magazine says housing prices in Canada are overvalued by about 25 per cent, and the bubble is about to burst.

David Madani is an economist with Capital Economics, and he agrees with the magazine's assessment of the Canadian housing market.

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Crisis leads to calls for greater accountability

Aid is arriving in the community of Attiwapiskat, Ontario, in response to the housing crisis that has made headlines around the world.

At the same time, the federal government has placed the first nation under third party control, citing the fact the government has sent about $80M to the community in recent years.

Senator Patrick Brazeau, the former chair of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, says it's time first nations were held accountable for the money they receive from Ottawa.

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Copper tools become key archaeological find

Researchers are studying how aboriginal people in the southwestern Yukon and southern Alaska first used copper to create a variety of tools, and how those tools influenced the development of those societies.

Kory Cooper of Purdue University in Indiana is leading the study.

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