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Promise tracker: What the parties are pitching on the campaign trail

OTTAWA — A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Green party since the official start of the campaign on Sept. 11. Liberals Sept. 16: Spend at least...

Pharma giant to contribute entire company’s value to opioid crisis

B.C. attorney general says settlement funds should also come to Canada

Environment top election issue in Metro Vancouver: GVBOT survey

While environment is a top concern for voters in Metro Vancouver, pipleines are low on the list of election concerns

Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

OTTAWA — The Liberals and the Greens each unveiled signature elements of their policy plans Monday as leaders taking part in the federal election campaign fanned out across the country. Justin...

Trump front and centre as talk of trade, jobs emerges on campaign trail

OTTAWA — A familiar U.S. face finally showed up front and centre Saturday on the federal campaign trail: Donald Trump. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh promised to go toe-to-toe with the mercurial,...

Conservatives promise to cut tax on lowest income bracket as Scheer tours B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled a $6-billion income tax cut and promised there are more "compelling tax credits and proposals" to come Sunday in his first campaign swing...

August sales signal end to Metro housing slump

Lower Mainland home sales momentum firmed through August, pointing to an end to the down cycle observed earlier this year. Buyers are returning to the market amid rising affordability due to...

How Canadian businesses can navigate the U.S. market with ease

The U.S. is Canada's largest trading partner. Whether Canadian businesses are well-entrenched in the U.S. market or are looking to enter that market, they can benefit from the expertise and vantage...

B.C. posts year-over-year wage growth in June

Wage growth in B.C. remained solid in June despite losing some momentum following a strong gain the prior month. Weekly earnings averaged $996.30, down 0.5% from the previous month but up 3.2% from...