Economy, Law & Politics

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Court orders Metro Vancouver boss to be cross-examined over sewage plant document leak

The leaked report recommended that Metro Vancouver fire Acciona Wastewater Solutions, which was building a North Vancouver plant

Credit card balances increase in first quarter as mortgage market slows: Equifax

Delinquency rates rose the most in B.C. and Ontario, says Equifax

Who’s Suing Whom: June 6, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court

Credit agency monitors grain shipments as wildfires burn in Western Canada

DBRS Morningstar says fires unlikely to affect rail performance to the extent that the largest grain handlers’ operations would be affected

FOI records show internal discussion around Vancouver TikTok ban

The city restricted the app on city-issued devices earlier this year, following similar bans by the federal and provincial governments

Experts say Ottawa's 'right to repair' consultation should prioritize consumer rights

Ottawa signalled in its March budget that it would study the need for legislation to ban the sale of products that aren't intended to last

India among top actors for foreign interference in Canada: national security adviser

'That obviously has to do with our diaspora communities and the politics there,' says UBC professor

Vancouver businessman issued 14-year ban from securities market

Vancouver and West Vancouver businessmen temporarily prohibited from work in the securities and derivatives markets after making misrepresentations linked to Bridgemark consulting case

Woman sues B.C.-based insurer over Texas-sized hospital bill

Surrey resident Chuan Chao tripped and fractured her femur on a trip to Houston last year, but Pacific Blue Cross has denied her US$51,012 hospital bill claim, according to a BC Supreme Court lawsuit