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Virtual-only meetings erode shareholder democracy, institutional investor group warns

Virtual-only meetings erode shareholder democracy, institutional investor group warns

A group of institutional investors is voicing concerns about the rise of virtual-only shareholder meetings that they say risk eroding shareholder democracy. In an open letter released Thursday, the coalition of 38 investors led by the B.C.
Why Canada’s low productivity is problematic for B.C.'s businesses, workers and economy

Why Canada’s low productivity is problematic for B.C.'s businesses, workers and economy

Low productivity can mean stagnant income, fewer jobs, slow economic growth and poorer quality of living
Metro Vancouver leaders debate sharing skyrocketing costs of North Shore sewage plant

Metro Vancouver leaders debate sharing skyrocketing costs of North Shore sewage plant

North Vancouver mayors say North Shore taxpayers should have help from regional neighbours for a project that now comes with a revised, eye-watering price tag of $3.86 billion.
Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer earned $464,207 in 2023

Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer earned $464,207 in 2023

City manager Paul Mochrie collected $364,873, Mayor Ken Sim $200,397
Opinion: B.C.'s debt burden will mean service cuts and tax hikes

Opinion: B.C.'s debt burden will mean service cuts and tax hikes

B.C.'s credit rating has been recently downgraded by two ratings agencies
'Flood risks for dummies' tool aims to help Canadian cities

'Flood risks for dummies' tool aims to help Canadian cities

The Municipal Flood Risk Check-Up is designed to act as a "first pass" for understaffed municipalities, and a way to allow more advanced planners to check their progress and ensure they haven’t missed anything.
Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland announced tweaks to Ottawa's new dental-care plan Wednesday in a bid to get more dentists, hygienists and oral-health care providers to participate.
Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is denouncing a federal budget that she says all but ignores the needs of the communities she represents.
Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging a federal inquiry to refrain from making final conclusions about the integrity of the last two general elections, saying it is too early to do so.
Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

OTTAWA — Canada's wealthiest individuals and corporations will soon pay taxes on a larger share of the capital gains they earn, a change that economists say will make the tax system more efficient, despite pushback from business groups.