Economy, Law & Politics

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Lawsuit of the week: B.C. government’s reversal on PST for video game gift cards created ‘untenable situation,’ Best Buy claims

Retailer claims it had been relying on 2014 Ministry of Finance ruling that the cards were not subject to Provincial Sales Tax

Risk of enforcement ‘pretty low’ for B.C. public companies sharing incorrect info

Regulator aims to take education-first approach towards publicly traded companies

Employment steady at top Surrey businesses during pandemic

The City of Surrey’s biggest businesses have been able to survive and keep employment levels stable during the pandemic. Over the past year, average B.C. employment at the top 20 companies in the...

B.C.’s housing market matches mid-2000s highs

After a scorching pace of early-year activity, housing demand in the Lower Mainland looks to have stabilized at a lower but still robust pace. August Multiple Listing Service sales for the combined...

BC NDP whistleblower law would have failed Ross Alderson

Public Interest Disclosure Act aims to protect whistleblowers, but only those who act under a litany of restrictions imposed upon them

Digital election tools threaten democracy, UBCM told

Data manipulation, artificial intelligence put democracy at risk: councillor

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. at new high since May

B.C. hospitals have 291 patients fighting COVID-19 – up three from yesterday

Delegates talk taxes at UBCM annual conference

Property taxes, PPE and tax breaks for isolated residents were on the table

Is your bus stop watching you again?

Company pledges again to cover uncovered Vancouver cameras, city checking