Economy, Law & Politics

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A year later, Kenny Chiu reflects on 2021 election loss, political future

A year after losing his Steveston-Richmond East seat, former Conservative MP Kenny Chiu is pondering whether to make a comeback. “Tell me when the election is, and I'll tell you the answer,” Chiu...

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire. The Liberal government has...

Global markets fall sharply on worries about rates, economy

BEIJING — Stocks tumbled worldwide Friday on more signs the global economy is weakening, just as central banks raise the pressure even more with additional interest rate hikes. The S&P 500 fell...

Fees in licensed child care in B.C. to drop by up to $550 a month by Dec. 1

BURNABY, B.C. — Child-care fees in British Columbia are set to drop by up to $550 a month starting in December for children in licensed care for those in kindergarten and younger.  Jennifer...

Metro Vancouver gas prices to spike to nearly $2.19/L

Lower Mainland drivers may have hoped that yesterday's gas prices were a one-off. But the latest predictions from Gas Wizard suggest otherwise.  On Thursday, gas prices reached around 208.9 per...

Obstacles to enterprise irk local entrepreneurs

Businesses want commitment from municipal election candidates to tackle red tape

Inflation No. 1 concern among Metro Vancouver businesses: survey

Ongoing labour shortages also causing for distress for businesses in the region, according to GVBOT data

B.C. COVID-19 deaths rebound from multi-month low

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. fall to lowest level since June

Liberal who flipped Richmond riding in 2021 got help from pro-China activists (with video)

Supporters of a society that registered during the 2021 federal election campaign to encourage Chinese-Canadians to vote campaigned with the Liberal candidate who upset the Conservative incumbent in...

U.S. Fed rate hike roils North American markets

Canadian and U.S. stock markets volatile following the US Fed's 75-basis-point rate hike