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Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

North Vancouver securities lawyer Bill MacDonald is being investigated by the law society for his alleged role in market manipulation schemes.
NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

VICTORIA — British Columbia's New Democrat government says it plans to put this year's projected budget surplus of almost $6 billion to work as an economic slowdown looms. The government's throne speech, read by Lt.-Gov.
S&P/TSX composite edges lower Monday across sectors, U.S. stocks also slip

S&P/TSX composite edges lower Monday across sectors, U.S. stocks also slip

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index lost more than 100 points Monday on broad-based weakness while U.S. markets were also down, with the Nasdaq slipping one per cent. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 129.42 points at 20,628.92.
Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer the provinces a "significant" increase to the Canada Health Transfer and additional money if they agree to one-on-one deals targeting specific problem areas in the health-care system.
S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets also lower

S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets also lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down in late-morning trading as losses in the base metals sector helped lead stocks lower, while U.S. stock markets also fell to start the week. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 82.08 points at 20,676.
Richmond Centre Liberal among top spenders in House of Commons

Richmond Centre Liberal among top spenders in House of Commons

The money was spent on "contracts," an umbrella term used for services, advertising, gifts, office leases, operations and training.
Five things to know about health-care talks Tuesday between Trudeau, premiers

Five things to know about health-care talks Tuesday between Trudeau, premiers

OTTAWA — On Tuesday in Ottawa, Canada's 13 premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit around the same table in person for the first time since COVID-19 hoping to find a path toward a new long-term health-care funding deal.
B.C.'s economy, health care and housing to be the focus of throne speech: Eby

B.C.'s economy, health care and housing to be the focus of throne speech: Eby

VICTORIA — British Columbia's economy will be a key focus for politicians as they return to the legislature for the spring sitting.
BoC's first summary of deliberations coming this week. Here's what to expect

BoC's first summary of deliberations coming this week. Here's what to expect

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is set to publish its first summary of deliberations Wednesday, giving Canadians a peak into the governing council's reasoning behind its decision to raise interest rates last month.
Rob Shaw: Expect Eby to double down on priorities in throne speech Monday

Rob Shaw: Expect Eby to double down on priorities in throne speech Monday

Premier David Eby has been sprinting through his first three months in office, checking off items from his 100-day action plan with increasing frequency.
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