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LeBlanc stops short of directing commission of inquiry to name meddling MPs

LeBlanc stops short of directing commission of inquiry to name meddling MPs

OTTAWA — Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc affirmed a plan Wednesday to have an ongoing commission of inquiry delve into allegations about MPs colluding with foreign meddlers.
BCWS anticipating busy wildfire season, but not as extreme as record-breaking 2023

BCWS anticipating busy wildfire season, but not as extreme as record-breaking 2023

Forests Minister Bruce Ralston: "The wildfire season is well underway in British Columbia."
Federal Reserve sees some progress on inflation but envisions just one rate cut this year

Federal Reserve sees some progress on inflation but envisions just one rate cut this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday that inflation has fallen further toward their target level in recent months but signaled that they expect to cut their benchmark interest rate just once this year.
Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Former Canadian environmental officer who feared for her life at work wins multi-year case. The labour board ruling raises concerns she was fired as an example to other government employees.
Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Shares of Canadian Western Bank surged Wednesday on the news National Bank was buying it at a $5-billion valuation, while shares of other mid-sized banks also saw some gains as the acquisition trend continued. CWB shares closed up 68.
Bank of Canada needs to rebuild public trust after inflation: governor Tiff Macklem

Bank of Canada needs to rebuild public trust after inflation: governor Tiff Macklem

MONTREAL — Public trust in the Bank of Canada has been dented by post-pandemic inflation and it needs to be rebuilt, governor Tiff Macklem said on Wednesday.
‘A tale of two economies’: Interest rate policy in Canada and U.S. diverging

‘A tale of two economies’: Interest rate policy in Canada and U.S. diverging

With monetary policy at the Bank of Canada and U.S. Federal Reserve diverging, experts say it could set the Canadian dollar up for volatility down the road.
Federal Court orders Amazon to turn over review, ratings docs to Competition Bureau

Federal Court orders Amazon to turn over review, ratings docs to Competition Bureau

A new court order is requiring Amazon to hand internal records related to its review and ratings programs over to Canada's competition watchdog.
Rob Shaw: B.C. pushes for dedicated disaster force to fight wildfires, floods

Rob Shaw: B.C. pushes for dedicated disaster force to fight wildfires, floods

Military can't be Ottawa's go-to response during disasters, say officials
Vancouver businesses struggle as Broadway subway construction extends

Vancouver businesses struggle as Broadway subway construction extends

Millions lost, no help: Broadway businesses plead for compensation or tax breaks as subway delays drag on.
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