Economy, Law & Politics

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New taxes may be needed to prevent crippling debt: C.D. Howe

Throne speech confirms fears of permanent, unsustainable deficits

The rise and fall of Vancouver stock promoter David Sidoo

Part 1: Vancouver businessman David Sidoo’s self-portrayal as a successful, industrious businessman and philanthropist has been unwavering even up to the time of his sentencing for fraud

Horgan renews commitment to $10 daycare, blames Greens for delay

Horgan said he is looking forward to the details of Ottawa's investment in a Canada-wide early learning and childcare system

B.C. government urged to ensure local candidates get criminal record checks

Elected officials privy to highly sensitive information, UBCM resolution notes

Vancouver NPA member triggered Wiebe conflict-of-interest probe

Independent report says councillor Michael Wiebe should be disqualified from holding office

Trudeau: Country on brink of fall that could be "much worse than the spring"

The prime minister's speech followed Governor General Julie Payette's Throne Speech earlier in the day

Record number of people being monitored for COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. government started releasing the number of people being actively monitored for COVID-19 on a daily basis in August – it now sits at 3,368

Cooperation needed to recover, Wilkinson tells UBCM

Pandemic, housing availability, opioid crisis, land use top issues