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Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

OTTAWA — The Senate has passed a government bill intended to help deter, investigate and punish foreign interference amid concerns the legislation received inadequate scrutiny and could unduly infringe on basic freedoms.
National security adviser defends cabinet confidence in foreign meddling probe

National security adviser defends cabinet confidence in foreign meddling probe

OTTAWA — Canada's national security adviser says breaking or easing the rules that protect cabinet secrets to respond to alleged foreign interference would be a win for the bad actors trying to meddle in Canadian politics.
Opinion: B.C.’s land use and resource agenda puts economy on shaky ground

Opinion: B.C.’s land use and resource agenda puts economy on shaky ground

Sweeping changes leave industry in the lurch
B.C. Securities Commission FOI process akin to Monty Python sketch, says critic

B.C. Securities Commission FOI process akin to Monty Python sketch, says critic

The B.C. Securities Commission is a 'bad actor' when it comes to facilitating FOI requests, according to government watchdog Jason Woywada.
Les Leyne: What John Rustad is pitching: Tax cuts, addiction treatment, nuclear power, fire Bonnie Henry

Les Leyne: What John Rustad is pitching: Tax cuts, addiction treatment, nuclear power, fire Bonnie Henry

B.C. Conservative leader said he’s offering a “common sense” approach to governing
Did 'defective' Burnaby track expose elite athletes to 'substantial danger'?

Did 'defective' Burnaby track expose elite athletes to 'substantial danger'?

A lawsuit filed by the City of Burnaby last week says bubbling and delamination were discovered 'throughout' the Swangard Stadium track on the day of the 39th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic two years ago.
Federal fish farm licensing tantamount to wholesale closure: Ahousaht leader

Federal fish farm licensing tantamount to wholesale closure: Ahousaht leader

Salmon farm opponents applaud Trudeau government decision to shut down open net salmon farms
B.C. Indigenous entrepreneurs seek fair share of venture capital

B.C. Indigenous entrepreneurs seek fair share of venture capital

Raven takes flight as a First Nations-led venture capital firm fills major funding gap
MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament poured out of the House of Commons into the stifling air of an Ottawa heat wave Wednesday, heading back to their constituencies for the summer barbecue and festival circuit many love most about their jobs.
Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

OTTAWA — The federal health minister has asked the Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass the government's pharmacare legislation so that Canadians can start accessing medications by next spring, he told reporters Wednesday.