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Surrey business group pushes provincial tax system review

Surrey business group pushes provincial tax system review

City of Surrey's board of trade says financial, red tape and debt burdens are burying business innovation and enterprise
Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 9, 2023

Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 9, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court. 
In the Courts: B.C. actors’ union ordered to relax rules over benefits

In the Courts: B.C. actors’ union ordered to relax rules over benefits

Trustees providing member benefits to an actors’ union in B.C. must amend its agreement to allow the union’s members to switch benefits according to the rules laid out by the union’s constitution, the Appeals Court of B.C.
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.
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