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Top business stories of the week (Feb. 27 to March 3)

Top business stories of the week (Feb. 27 to March 3)

What we've been following in business this past week
In the Courts: Ford vehicle owners propose B.C. class-action suit over ‘spontaneous’ fires

In the Courts: Ford vehicle owners propose B.C. class-action suit over ‘spontaneous’ fires

Plaintiffs claim car giant’s solution was ‘inadequate’ and created new problems
Vancouver dumps 'living wage' policy, effectively cutting wage for lowest-paid staff

Vancouver dumps 'living wage' policy, effectively cutting wage for lowest-paid staff

VANCOUVER — Nearly six years after Vancouver became the largest city in Canada to commit to a living wage, councillors voted to end the initiative.
Trudeau 'surprised' that B.C. firm talks about selling cocaine

Trudeau 'surprised' that B.C. firm talks about selling cocaine

VICTORIA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "as surprised as" British Columbia Premier David Eby after a firm received Health Canada licence amendments to produce and sell cocaine.
Analysis: Despite no charges for Paul King Jin, Eby not giving up on tackling money laundering

Analysis: Despite no charges for Paul King Jin, Eby not giving up on tackling money laundering

Premier David Eby says he is not waiting for action from the federal government to continue his ongoing battle against money laundering in B.C.
In the Courts: B.C. resident’s proposed class-action targets Home Depot for sharing data with Facebook

In the Courts: B.C. resident’s proposed class-action targets Home Depot for sharing data with Facebook

A proposed class action lawsuit claims Home Depot of Canada Inc. violated customers’ privacy by sharing personal information with tech giant Meta Platforms Inc.
Joly and Chinese counterpart confront each other over interference claims

Joly and Chinese counterpart confront each other over interference claims

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and her Chinese counterpart had a testy exchange over allegations that Beijing's envoys may be interfering in Canadian matters.
Opinion: B.C. disinformation bill makes sense. Will it help?

Opinion: B.C. disinformation bill makes sense. Will it help?

As the drama over alleged Chinese interference in Canadian elections plays out in Ottawa, the B.C. government introduced its own bill this week to try and tackle the rise of election disinformation.
Opinion: In an early federal election, there is no clear frontrunner

Opinion: In an early federal election, there is no clear frontrunner

The past few days have provided more opportunities for speculation about an early federal election in Canada. Topics such as foreign interference and the type of people who some of our members of Parliament choose to meet dominated the airwaves.
B.C. premier wants tighter federal laundering laws after case fails to yield charges

B.C. premier wants tighter federal laundering laws after case fails to yield charges

VICTORIA — The failure of a massive, multi-year money laundering investigation to yield charges is a "shocking" example of the shortfalls of federal financial crime law, British Columbia Premier David Eby said Thursday.