Economy, Law & Politics

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Food theft, food bank demand increasing with food inflation

B.C.'s food banks growing into ever-bigger businesses as inflation erodes purchasing power

Inflation fuels corporate drive to reduce food waste

Data, technology, creativity helping address the 15 tonnes of food wasted daily in Metro Vancouver

Ex-committee appointee apologizes for breaking Vancouver code of conduct

The apology from the former co-chair of the Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee to a former city councillor follows a review of the matter by Vancouver's integrity commissioner

Who’s Suing Whom: March 23, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court

Facing $100,000 bill for ex-mayor’s legal costs, NPA directors mulling appeal

Seven current and former NPA board members are considering an appeal of a ruling that orders them to pay Kennedy Stewart's costs

Liberals introduce legislation to create a corporate ownership registry

The Liberals' 2021 budget dedicated $2.1 million over two years to develop registry

Ex-Vancouver mayor feels 'more relief than vindication' in winning $150K legal battle

Kennedy Stewart: "Maybe when the line of credit is paid down, the bad smell will go away."

B.C. public sector set for 6.75% wage hike, costing up to $2.6B

B.C. public sector employees will receive a 6.75 per cent wage increase this year, which is the maximum allowance under the ratified collective agreements dubbed the “Shared Recovery Mandate.” There...

In the Courts: Claims to $800K finder’s fee fall flat for B.C. mortgage broker

Citifund tried to claim fee despite knowing lending terms didn't work for developer