Economy, Law & Politics

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Surrey gets its police board with chief to follow, a year behind schedule

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has appointed seven members to the City of Surrey’s new police board

Strip club patrons may have contracted COVID-19

No new deaths since Friday, but outbreak at strip club raises concerns for patrons

Trudeau dismisses potential renewal of aluminum tariffs as harmful to U.S. economy

PM announces extension of commercial rent relief for small businesses

Interactive map: Today's COVID-19 cases in Canada

Click on each province to see the total number of confirmed cases, deaths, recovered and total tested. This interactive map will be updated daily.

Vancouver strip club patrons possibly exposed to COVID-19

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning patrons of a city strip club about possible exposure to COVID-19 earlier in the week, officials said in a release. According to the report, multiple cases of...

Vancouver arbitration centre looks to aid court in civil-case backlogs

As the B.C. court system tries to play catch-up with the large backlog of cases disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those dealing with civil matters in Vancouver have another option. The B.C....

B.C. sees 10 new COVID-19 cases, one new death, in last 24 hours

British Columbia saw 10 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and one new death in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said in a release. The 10 new cases,...

Trudeau: Ottawa does not want wage subsidy to become "brake on growth and rehiring"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Ottawa is worried about the federal wage subsidy program becoming a “brake on growth and rehiring” as the economy reopens, noting that will be the focus...

B.C. extends temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending Aug. 30

The province has extended the temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending on Aug. 30, B.C. labour minister Harry Bains announced Thursday. The move comes after a meeting between...