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Job creation a priority as Liberal caucus wraps up on anniversary of 'Freedom Convoy'

Job creation a priority as Liberal caucus wraps up on anniversary of 'Freedom Convoy'

OTTAWA — As Ottawa marks one year since the "Freedom Convoy" arrived in the national capital, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he understands the anger and concerns protesters have while also promising "good, long-term jobs" as a way to relieve pre
Inflation-focused Pierre Poilievre back to Parliament as health-care talks loom

Inflation-focused Pierre Poilievre back to Parliament as health-care talks loom

OTTAWA — It's no secret what Pierre Poilievre thinks about government spending and inflation. Same with guns.
Top business stories of the week (Jan. 23-27)

Top business stories of the week (Jan. 23-27)

Here are some of the top business stories of this past week
Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

We are seeing more of the nature of our new premier. He is one-part eager beaver, one-part lone wolf. David Eby was the premier-in-waiting for many years.
S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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

TORONTO — Losses in the base metals sector helped lead Canada's main stock index lower in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets put in a mixed showing. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 38.07 points at 20,662.43.
Federal government posts $3.6 billion deficit between April and November

Federal government posts $3.6 billion deficit between April and November

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a budgetary deficit of $3.6 billion in the first eight months of the fiscal year. In its monthly fiscal monitor, the finance department says the deficit compares to a deficit of $73.
Opinion: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

Opinion: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

The BC NDP government is stalling for time on Surrey policing, as it struggles to figure out what is true amidst all the political rhetoric flying around in the debate over the future of the city’s police force.
Opinion: Eby government needs to tackle B.C.’s tax competitiveness problem

Opinion: Eby government needs to tackle B.C.’s tax competitiveness problem

British Columbia’s approach to business taxation has long been uncompetitive with other large provinces. Thanks to a poorly designed sales tax, the province has one of the highest effective tax rates on new business investment in Canada.
The economics of immigration: A boon for B.C. with support in place

The economics of immigration: A boon for B.C. with support in place

Record numbers of newcomers to Canada mean busy support services, accommodation concerns and big questions about the future.
Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

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