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More than 1,000 Canadians take CRA to court over pandemic payments — and some win

More than 1,000 Canadians take CRA to court over pandemic payments — and some win

In late 2021, Tressa Mitchell was dealing with doctor's appointments for her ailing mother when she got a call from the Canada Revenue Agency seeking information to verify her eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
Labour minister asks mediator for terms to end B.C. port strike

Labour minister asks mediator for terms to end B.C. port strike

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan has given a federal mediator 24 hours to send him recommended terms to end the British Columbia port strike that has snarled cargo in about 30 ports and spurred fears of supply chain chaos across Canada.
B.C. government priorities chase hospitality workers to Alberta

B.C. government priorities chase hospitality workers to Alberta

System of getting permanent residency through B.C.'s provincial nominee program favours non-hospitality workers
Bruce Allen: Let's not take the fun out of the Celebration of Light

Bruce Allen: Let's not take the fun out of the Celebration of Light

Ignore the complainers and enjoy the spectacle, Bruce Allen writes
B.C. company sues pharmacist who reused COVID syringe barrels

B.C. company sues pharmacist who reused COVID syringe barrels

Bhanu Prasad Seelaboyina gave 96 patients COVID-19 immunizations with reused syringe barrels, according to the B.C. College of Pharmacists.
Corporate ethics czar launches forced-labour probes into Nike, Dynasty Gold in China

Corporate ethics czar launches forced-labour probes into Nike, Dynasty Gold in China

Ottawa's corporate-ethics watchdog has announced investigations into a gold-mining corporation and the Canadian branch of Nike over the possible use of forced labour by China's Uyghur minority in their supply chains.
As pandemic business loan repayment deadline looms, calls for extending deadline grow

As pandemic business loan repayment deadline looms, calls for extending deadline grow

OTTAWA — The federal government needs to extend the deadline for small businesses to repay pandemic loans, the New Democrats and a national association representing small businesses said this week.
Southbound surges of U.S. agents causing delays, 'disarray' at Canada-U.S. border

Southbound surges of U.S. agents causing delays, 'disarray' at Canada-U.S. border

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle say they are growing concerned that ongoing efforts to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border are causing "disarray" along the 8,900-kilometre frontier with Canada. The management of the Canada-U.
Bank regulator consulting on proposed mortgage guideline changes

Bank regulator consulting on proposed mortgage guideline changes

OTTAWA — Canada's banking regulator has launched consultations on proposed changes to mortgage guidelines to address risks related to borrowers with growing balances.
B.C. real estate agent fined more than $100K for igniting wildfire

B.C. real estate agent fined more than $100K for igniting wildfire

A B.C. man was ordered to pay a $3,000 administrative penalty and more than $100,000 in firefighting costs incurred by the province when a burn pile sparked a wildfire on his property in 2019.