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Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

OTTAWA — A Liberal government bill that would ban replacement workers from being used during strikes and lockouts at federally regulated workplaces is moving ahead after the House of Commons unanimously backed it Tuesday.
His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

“It's insane to me that in this day and age, we're still seeing this stuff happen,” says Chris Vilness, whose son died in 2021 when a crane collapsed in Kelowna.
Identity, mortgage fraud on the rise as economic pressures mount: Equifax survey

Identity, mortgage fraud on the rise as economic pressures mount: Equifax survey

TORONTO — A new Equifax Canada survey finds people are increasingly worried about a potential rise in fraudulent activity as economic pressures build. "Any time you see financial stress or an economic downturn, inevitably ...
Businesses are stronger together — here’s how chambers can help

Businesses are stronger together — here’s how chambers can help

Chambers and boards of trade can help empower businesses in challenging economic times
Ottawa freezes merger notification threshold, funds housing innovation projects

Ottawa freezes merger notification threshold, funds housing innovation projects

Ottawa is freezing the threshold at which the Competition Bureau must be notified of a merger.
B.C. residents back Eby's housing policies, but confidence on affordability wanes

B.C. residents back Eby's housing policies, but confidence on affordability wanes

British Columbians aren't sure housing programs will meaningfully improve housing affordability in the province
Dead woman's estate must pay UBC $594K for wage fraud

Dead woman's estate must pay UBC $594K for wage fraud

Wanda Barbara Moscipan gave herself wage increases and merit pay by forging supervisors' signatures.
Les Leyne: Flipping tax long time coming, late arriving

Les Leyne: Flipping tax long time coming, late arriving

The flipping fire truck will be arriving in January 2025, but the blaze looks to be under control
Uncooperative B.C. lawyer suspended for second time in past year

Uncooperative B.C. lawyer suspended for second time in past year

Hearing panel finds lawyer acted in a conflict of interest and improperly borrowed money from a client.
B.C.'s minimum wage now pegged to inflation, will rise to $17.40 per hour

B.C.'s minimum wage now pegged to inflation, will rise to $17.40 per hour

A pay hike in June will raise the minimum hourly wage by 3.9% in line with inflation. Changes to B.C.'s labour laws mean annual increases will now occur automatically.