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Cash flew from West Coast donors to Trudeau’s Montreal riding in 2015 and 2016

Cash flew from West Coast donors to Trudeau’s Montreal riding in 2015 and 2016

Many donations to Trudeau's and other Liberal Party candidates' campaigns came from individuals connected to the Chinese Communist Party
Freeland meets with bank regulator head, BoC following U.S. bank collapse

Freeland meets with bank regulator head, BoC following U.S. bank collapse

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is assuring that Canada's financial institutions are secure after meeting with the head of Canada's bank regulator and the Bank of Canada.
Who’s Suing Whom: March 14, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 14, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
Senator fears 'modern Chinese exclusion' but some redress activists reject link

Senator fears 'modern Chinese exclusion' but some redress activists reject link

Senator Yuen Pau Woo questions whether a foreign influence registry might become "a modern form of Chinese exclusion," and says angry reaction to his suggestion proves his point about racial profiling and stigmatization.
Opinion: Fewer than one in five Canadians support country’s continued monarchy status

Opinion: Fewer than one in five Canadians support country’s continued monarchy status

Once a year, Research Co. and Glacier Media ask Canadians about the monarchy and the members of the Royal Family.
Lawsuit of the Week: Ballz-y marketing leads to cocktail fight over trademark

Lawsuit of the Week: Ballz-y marketing leads to cocktail fight over trademark

Texas distillery claims B.C.’s Endless Summer copied its product branding and packaging
Poilievre calls for spending cap, tax cuts in coming federal budget

Poilievre calls for spending cap, tax cuts in coming federal budget

OTTAWA — The coming federal budget should lower taxes, cap spending and make it easier to build new houses, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said Sunday as he pinned blame for current economic woes on the Liberals.
Opinion: High spending triggers avalanche of debt in B.C.

Opinion: High spending triggers avalanche of debt in B.C.

The most striking aspect of the Eby government’s first budget was the eye-popping deficit and debt projections. The budget forecasts a cumulative $11 billion deficit over the next three years.
Household debt-to-income ratio edges lower as interest payments expand

Household debt-to-income ratio edges lower as interest payments expand

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the ratio of household debt to disposable income improved in the fourth quarter as gains in disposable income offset an uptick in credit market debt.
Silicon Valley Bank collapse presents low risk for Canadian sector: analysts

Silicon Valley Bank collapse presents low risk for Canadian sector: analysts

OTTAWA — Canada's banking regulator says in light of the decision by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to shut down Silicon Valley Bank, it has temporarily seized assets of the Canadian branch to preserve their value.