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

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 urges Western Canadian cities to act on small-business concerns

CFIB urges Western Canadian cities to act on small-business concerns

Spending, red tape and small-business friendliness cited as areas of contention
Pierre Poilievre pledges to honour Trudeau's health-care funding offer to premiers

Pierre Poilievre pledges to honour Trudeau's health-care funding offer to premiers

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre said Wednesday he would honour the health-care increases Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered provinces if his Conservatives form the next government.
Labour shortages could push up wages, 'reignite inflation' in long run, report warns

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

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

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 economy.
Prairies stand to benefit the most from boost to immigration target: Desjardins

Prairies stand to benefit the most from boost to immigration target: Desjardins

OTTAWA — A new Desjardins report suggests Canada's immigration target increase could spur economic growth, with the Prairies standing to benefit the most.
Opinion: Carbon tax gets jacked up again this year

Opinion: Carbon tax gets jacked up again this year

British Columbians will soon be paying more to heat their homes, drive to work and buy groceries. Premier David Eby is hiking the carbon tax paid by B.C. residents up to $65 per tonne on April 1.
Broadway merchants seek compensation for lost business from subway construction

Broadway merchants seek compensation for lost business from subway construction

Program that operates in Montreal seen as template
BC NDP ekes out fourth quarter fundraising win over Opposition BC Liberals

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 million in funds raised during the Oct. 1-Dec.
B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

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

Air Canada said a man's COVID-19 tests weren't appropriate for his final destination and refused to board him.
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