Economy, Law & Politics

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B.C.’s annual inflation rate falls to 2.2% in February

What happened: B.C. inflation rate falls to 2.2%, national inflation rate increases to 1.5% in February What it means: Bank of Canada unlikely to hike rates anytime soon B.C.’s annual rate of...

B.C. employment keeps climbing

According to Statistics Canada’s February Labour Force Survey data, employment in B.C. rose 0.1% or 3,700 to 2,574,000 persons, with gains in full-time and part-time positions. While growth was...

Budget revises real GDP growth downward

The federal government's latest budget holds slightly lower expectations for real GDP growth, GDP inflation

Budget misses tax reform opportunity, but was it needed?

The 2019 federal budget released today has numerous new spending initiatives that the Liberals hope will attract voters during this year’s election, however changes to Canada’s tax regime were...

Federal budget tables billions, not balance

The election-year budget offers billions in new spending, and ditches a path toward budget balance

Canada outlines new tax regime for cannabis edibles

Taxation will be based on quantity of THC, not on retail price

UPDATED: Class action against Yellow Pages to proceed in Quebec

Thousands of individuals, businesses expected to sign on

Who's getting sued: March 19, 2019

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court.

Insider trading: March 19, 2019

The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.’s public companies filed in the week ended March 13, 2019. The information comes...