On June 21st, Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. We celebrate the beauty of Indigenous culture by observing their customs, viewing their art, hearing their stories and recognizing all they have contributed to our Canadian identity . To mark this important day, we have compiled a list of some gifted Indigenous artists whose talent, vision and dedication to their craft have made some of the most interesting and significant art Canada has to offer.
Graham Greene – Actor
As one of the most respected and successful First Nations actors, Graham Greene has an impressive resume both on-stage and on-screen. Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, he worked several different jobs before falling in love with the theatre. Graham has appeared in many popular Canadian series including The Red Green Show and North of 60. His awards include a Gemini Award in 1998 and the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Canadian Film and Television. He also has several nominations for his impressive performances in supporting roles. Graham’s career has spanned many years and his list of film, television and stage appearances continue to grow.
The Canadian housing market continues to soften and the process is not over yet. The gravitational forces generated from the unsustainable surge in the Vancouver market in 2015 and in Toronto in 2016 and early 2017 are fading away, but the impact of OSFI’s B20 quali cation rules is now in full force.
Mortgages outstanding have slowed down to a year-over-year rate of 4.9%—the slowest pace since mid-2014. A growing number of buyers are finding it more difficult to close a transaction under the new rules, while some are being forced to find alternative sources of funding. New-home builders are starting to delay new projects, and from what we are hearing, the main damage to housing starts will be felt next year.