Economy, Law & Politics

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Elections BC: Kennedy Stewart’s campaign broke election law

Not only did former Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart and all of his Forward Together candidates lose on election day, but his campaign broke the law. Elections BC determined that Stewart’s campaign...

B.C. gets high marks for pandemic response

Public Safety ministry releases review of B.C.'s handling of pandemic

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits six-month high

Province adds 26 more people to its 4,680-person COVID-19 death toll

BoC expected to end year off with one more rate increase, likely to pause hikes soon

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is expected to conclude a historic year marked by high inflation and aggressive monetary policy tightening with one more interest rate hike on Wednesday.   Forecasters...

Details revealed of Trudeau’s controversial Tofino trip

Less than three days after staying in power with a minority government in the 2021 snap election, planning was underway for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s getaway to Tofino. Trudeau flew to his...

B.C. government lawyers seek unionization rights from NDP

The BC Government Lawyers Association has sent union cards to the Labour Relations Board in a bid to be treated like other government employees

Lawsuit of the week: Donnelly's cannabis company seeks creditor protection amid liquidity crisis

Court petition details business leader's ill-fated entry into retail cannabis industry with Dutch Love retail venture

B.C. sheds 13,700 jobs in November as rate hikes take toll on economy

Rising mortgage rates putting pressure on housing market, broader economy

Jim Pattison donates $30 million to Royal Columbian Hospital

Billionaire is known for philanthropy that has included many health-care donations

A framed apology, a last compensation cheque: Probe of wrongful Health Ministry firings that destroyed lives concludes

The government has implemented the final four of 41 recommendations from Jay Chalke’s report, including settling unionized employees’ grievances