Economy, Law & Politics

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Taxpayers paid $8m to keep St. Paul’s Hospital land buy off provincial books

$156.7m property vacant as NDP mulled business plan, spends billions on other hospitals

St. Paul’s Hospital $1.9-billion replacement gets go-ahead

Phased project to include multiple care units, high-tech care

NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon clashes with Liberals over conflict allegation

B.C.’s conflict commissioner has been asked to get involved and rule on a perceived conflict of interest involving Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon. The opposition Liberals today said they’ve sent a...

Government to write $1 billion off BC Hydro’s books

Program for small-scale renewable energy projects to be scrapped

Renewable energy contracts slammed by NDP

British Columbians paying $16 billion for power it doesn’t need: report

Vancouver Jewish school asks Shaw to ID anonymous e-mailer

After alleged scurrilous claims circulate online, Talmud Torah files lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court

NDP MLA on riding-hailing committee accused of conflict of interest

An NDP MLA is facing conflict-of-interest allegations because he sits on a committee discussing ride hailing despite the fact that his father owns a Bluebird taxi in Victoria. Ravi Kahlon, MLA for...

Son evicts mom who paid down payment, contributed to mortgage on shared house

A son and mother who bought an Abbotsford house together have been ordered to sell the shared residence after he evicted her, claiming the home was his – although she made the down payment and...

B.C. wage hikes, hiring growth decelerate

The latest establishment survey data from Statistics Canada pointed to gains in wages and hiring in B.C., but with abated upward momentum. Average weekly earnings rose 0.2% in November to $983.05,...

Government addresses public trust issue in Throne Speech

Government business overshadowed by spending scandal in legislature