Economy, Law & Politics

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B.C. employment rises for first time since May

There was good news for B.C.’s labour market in October. Estimated employment in the Labour Force Survey climbed for the first time since May, jumping 0.6% or 15,300 persons to near 2.57 million....

Wealth and estate planning: what to keep in mind early on

You are never too young to write a will, especially if you have a family and significant wealth to transfer after you pass away. Manning Elliott partner and wealth and estate tax adviser Abbe...

Trying to bridge Canada’s archipelago of envies – again

Pro-resource organization starts national dialogue on resources, western alienation

B.C.’s payroll counts dip slightly in August

B.C. non-farm payroll counts in August gave back a portion of the increase recorded in July. Total payroll counts fell 0.3% to 2.35 million persons following the prior month’s 0.8% gain. Despite...

Earnings up for B.C.’s most profitable companies

Province’s mining, retail and wholesale sectors drive largest portion of growth in profit

New legal clinic to open in Surrey

$250,000 grant will allow Sources Community Resources Society to staff lawyers for low-income and marginalized residents

Modernize privacy laws now, B.C. commissioner urges

Laws protecting Canadians’ privacy, access to information outdated, behind other nations

Privacy of 28 million Canadians breached in past year

Watchdog says it has seen number of data breach reports ‘skyrocket’

Richmond-based Chinese real estate company targeted by false posters

An online posting announcing the bankruptcy of a Richmond-based real estate agency is fake news, according to the owner of the company. It has just relocated to Vancouver. Photos showing posters on...