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Joly meets with new British counterpart after political sea change in the U.K.

Joly meets with new British counterpart after political sea change in the U.K.

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly met with her new British counterpart Monday for the first time since the Labour Party took power in the United Kingdom last week.
B.C. Securities Commission imposes first no-hearing penalty against company

B.C. Securities Commission imposes first no-hearing penalty against company

The B.C. Securities Commission says it has processed the first penalty without a hearing against a company for a minor violation in order to speed up compliance in the investment market.
Canadians to decide if online harms regulator is bureaucracy or enforcement: PBO

Canadians to decide if online harms regulator is bureaucracy or enforcement: PBO

OTTAWA — It's up to Canadians to decide whether they believe the government's proposal to create a new online harms regulator amounts to bureaucracy or a necessary enforcement tool, parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux suggests.
S&P/TSX composite rises Monday, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite rises Monday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a gain Monday, helped by strength in financial stocks, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 67.10 points at 22,126.13.
55,000 arrivals per year to drive Metro Vancouver population

55,000 arrivals per year to drive Metro Vancouver population

Metro Vancouver's population forecast to climb to four million by the mid-2040s — a 200,000-person spike five years earlier than previously thought.
In bid to win over dentists, Ottawa changes billing for dental-care plan

In bid to win over dentists, Ottawa changes billing for dental-care plan

OTTAWA — In a bid to win over dentists who have been reluctant to join the federal dental-care plan, the health minister announced Monday that dentists can now "dip a toe" in the program before fully committing.
Baldrey: More B.C. NDP MLAs not seeking re-election. How will this fare for Eby?

Baldrey: More B.C. NDP MLAs not seeking re-election. How will this fare for Eby?

Will it be worth David Eby's time to replace the departing ministers before the 2024 provincial election, asks columnist Keith Baldrey.
Opinion: We can create effective food systems with entrepreneurial ideas

Opinion: We can create effective food systems with entrepreneurial ideas

Greater Vancouver Food bank champions collaboration and innovation to address growing need
Snap election unlikely in Canada as European campaigns send incumbents packing

Snap election unlikely in Canada as European campaigns send incumbents packing

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau turned heads internationally in 2021 when he called a snap election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strike notice by B.C. ship and dock foremen contravenes the Canada Labour Code: CIRB

Strike notice by B.C. ship and dock foremen contravenes the Canada Labour Code: CIRB

VANCOUVER — The BC Maritime Employers Association says it has rescinded an industry-wide lockout notice after the Canada Industrial Relations Board found a looming strike by a union representing ship and dock foremen contravenes the Canada Labour Cod