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New home construction in Canada has jumped to its highest level in almost a decade as builders scramble to keep up with furious demand and as the Ontario government plans new measures to cool Toronto’s overheated housing market.

Real estate construction showed strength on virtually every measure, with starts growing by 25 per cent compared to March last year and by 18 per cent over February this year, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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