Economy, Law & Politics

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Foreign disinformation campaign scuttled MP Chiu’s re-election, ex-diplomat tells House of Commons committee

Kenny Chiu would still be representing Steveston-Richmond East in Parliament had it not been for a disinformation campaign, a former Canadian diplomat testified Tuesday before a House of Commons...

Milburn report to NDP cabinet details rift with Site C contractor, expresses concern about another

The public version of a former deputy minister’s October 2020 report to cabinet, which prompted the NDP government to keep building Site C, did not contain a subtle caution about a major contractor....

CFIB report urges cities to act on small-business concerns

Spending, red tape and small-business friendliness cited as areas of contention

Labour shortages could push up wages, 'reignite inflation' in long run, report warns

A new report says a protracted labour shortage in Canada could fuel more rapid wage growth and inflation over time, potentially prompting the need for higher interest rates long-term. The RBC...

Hot economy, inflation were at crux of BoC's last rate decision: summary

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada’s first-ever summary of deliberations reveals that the governing council ultimately decided to raise its key interest rate last month because of ongoing strength in the...

B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has rejected a man’s claims that Air Canada owes him a refund after the carrier refused to transport him because it allegedly misunderstood his COVID-19...

How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who's hurting the most

OTTAWA — Inflation has eroded purchasing power for many Canadians, but the experience with rapidly rising prices has been far from uniform.  While the inflation rate shows how quickly prices are...

Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 8, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in...

BC NDP ekes out fourth quarter fundraising win over Opposition BC Liberals

The gap is narrowing. The NDP took in just $116,275.07 more in donations than the BC Liberals did in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Elections BC. Premier David Eby’s party reported $1.3...