Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touts spending in new federal budget to support low and middle-income Canadians amid high cost of living; as the spring gets underway, the housing market continues to lag behind, sellers receiving multiple offers as listings remain scarce; Doug Ford confirms that the construction of the Ontario Line will go over budget due to inflation, and suggests the same will happen with other infrastructure projects as well; and other news. 

Justin Trudeau says federal budget will tackle high cost of living (Toronto Star)

In a slow spring, home sellers are dragging their feet (Globe and Mail)

Premier Ford acknowledges escalating cost of Ontario Line, other infrastructure projects (Global News)

Toronto Hydro put up a new pole years ago. Why is the old one still standing right beside it? (Toronto Star)

Budget 2023 makes a good, if risky, bet on letting the market drive climate investments (Globe and Mail)

These Canadian housing markets have home prices below the national average (CTV News)

Toronto doesn’t have a spending problem, it’s got a Doug Ford problem (Toronto Star)

Canada eases some rules around foreign homebuyers ban (Global News)

Is Highway 401 really North America's busiest highway? (CityNews)

A last-ditch effort to save a youth shelter means displacement for some (Toronto Star)

After 10 years, and more than $13 billion spent, the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project still isn’t complete. It may never work as promised. (CBC)

A symbol of the Estonian diaspora in danger of disappearing (Globe and Mail)