Top business stories of the week (March 6-10)

What we've been following in business this past week

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Some soul-searching for the Bank of Canada?

Bank of Canada holds key rate for first time in a year, leaves door open to hikes

Loonie hits four-month low as Bank of Canada holds key interest rate

B.C. adds 6,700 jobs in February as growth slows

Sustained jobs growth could push BoC to raise rates again, economists warn

 Some sectors making strides towards gender equity 

Women powered pandemic shift toward higher paying jobs, but pay gap persists: RBC

Child-care top-ups, paid parental leave part of push for gender equity at B.C. companies

Industry stakeholders working to build up diversity, talent in construction 

HaiSea, Seaspan target tug gender diversity deficit 

Grocery-aisle woes won’t go away

Grocery CEOs deny accusations that food price inflation is driven by profit-mongering

B.C. invests $200M toward boosting food banks, producers and supply chain

Canadians making fewer trips to the grocery store as inflation pinches: RBC report

Ottawa readies its coffers

Canada's 2023 federal budget coming March 28: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland

Long and winding roads 

Opinion: Commuting by car in Metro Vancouver has become more appealing post-pandemic

Growing traffic congestion increases bus delays in Metro Vancouver

Brighter days ahead

Restaurants given more time to make temporary patios permanent 

Canadian time changes may be a thing of the past if U.S. passes 'sunshine' law