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Investment regulator imposed $14M in enforcement penalties in latest fiscal year

TORONTO — Canada's investment product regulator says it imposed more than $14 million in fines and other financial enforcements in its last fiscal year.
S&P/TSX composite up more than 150 points Tuesday morning, U.S. markets also rise

S&P/TSX composite up more than 150 points Tuesday morning, U.S. markets also rise

TORONTO — Gains in technology and industrial stocks led Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading on Tuesday, while U.S. stock markets also rose. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 169.74 points at 22,921.42.
B.C.'s inflation rate ticks up slightly in June, still below national average

B.C.'s inflation rate ticks up slightly in June, still below national average

Province’s annual inflation rate hit 2.6% in June, says StatCan
Inflation falls to 2.7% in June, driven by slower growth in gas prices: StatCan

Inflation falls to 2.7% in June, driven by slower growth in gas prices: StatCan

Economists say an unexpected dip in the national inflation rate bodes well for the prospects of the Bank of Canada making a second straight cut to its benchmark interest rate when it meets later this month. Canada's annual inflation rate fell to 2.
Growing majority disagree with a provincial name change for B.C., survey reveals

Growing majority disagree with a provincial name change for B.C., survey reveals

British Columbians have mixed feelings over reconciliation efforts, highlighting generational divides
Head of IT no longer employed at Elections B.C. after Saanich court case

Head of IT no longer employed at Elections B.C. after Saanich court case

In a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in June, Guy Gondor was found responsible for handing over restricted material to his son, Darian Gondor
BCSC given administrative power beyond those of U.S. SEC

BCSC given administrative power beyond those of U.S. SEC

Recent fine, court decision highlight divergence in powers of separate regulatory agencies
North American stock markets extend rally as investors bet on Trump

North American stock markets extend rally as investors bet on Trump

North American stock markets continued their winning streak Monday, as investors' growing confidence that former U.S. President Donald Trump may be heading back to the White House translated to fresh gains. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 78.
B.C. premier wants to support N.L.’s plan to sue Ottawa over equalization program

B.C. premier wants to support N.L.’s plan to sue Ottawa over equalization program

B.C. Premier David Eby claims that equalization “has resulted in the last two years of a billion dollars going to Ontario, while B.C. taxpayers are struggling, just like everyone else, with affordability issues."
Chilcotin adventure tourism operators seek compensation

Chilcotin adventure tourism operators seek compensation

Guide outfitters lose access to former Crown land as result of Tsilhqot’in decision