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Auditor general’s survey finds fraud common in B.C. government entities

Auditor general’s survey finds fraud common in B.C. government entities

Fraud was detected within the last year at 61 per cent of the B.C. government organizations polled by Auditor General Michael Pickup.
Opinion: B.C.'s proposed pay legislation unlikely to bring about meaningful transparency

Opinion: B.C.'s proposed pay legislation unlikely to bring about meaningful transparency

It is a cliché that the lack of a growth strategy for British Columbia’s economy owes to a lack of business experience in cabinet.
Canada's 2023 federal budget coming March 28: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland

Canada's 2023 federal budget coming March 28: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says she will table the 2023 federal budget on March 28.
In the Courts: Union loses arbitration over job qualifications at Kitimat smelter

In the Courts: Union loses arbitration over job qualifications at Kitimat smelter

Unifor local argued employer couldn’t bypass seniority and training program to hire already-qualified power engineers
Rob Shaw: Melanie Mark provided a profound call to action. Eby and Falcon aren’t taking the next step

Rob Shaw: Melanie Mark provided a profound call to action. Eby and Falcon aren’t taking the next step

The leaders of B.C.’s two major political parties signalled this week they have no real intention of reforming the toxic culture at the provincial legislature .
B.C.’s negotiations with government lawyers collapse

B.C.’s negotiations with government lawyers collapse

Lawyers working for the B.C. government say they’re willing to strike to win the right to form their own union after negotiations with the province broke down last week.
Sustained jobs growth could push BoC to raise rates again, economists warn

Sustained jobs growth could push BoC to raise rates again, economists warn

OTTAWA — Employment in Canada rose slightly last month after January's jobs report raised eyebrows among economists anticipating a slowdown in the labour market this year.
B.C. adds 6,700 jobs in February as growth slows

B.C. adds 6,700 jobs in February as growth slows

Unemployment rate jumps to 5.1 per cent
Who’s Suing Whom: March 10, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 10, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the B.C. Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court. Defendants Kairos Properties Inc.
Federal environment minister says Alberta silence over oilsands spill 'worrisome'

Federal environment minister says Alberta silence over oilsands spill 'worrisome'

Alberta's nine-month silence over two releases of toxic oilsands tailings water is "worrisome," says federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.