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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.
BoC expected to hold interest rate next week, one year after aggressive cycle began

BoC expected to hold interest rate next week, one year after aggressive cycle began

OTTAWA — One year after the Bank of Canada's aggressive rate hike cycle began, economists widely expect the central bank will stick to its plan of holding its key interest rate steady at its next scheduled announcement.
Who’s Suing Whom: March 3, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 3, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
Not much for business to like in B.C. budget

Not much for business to like in B.C. budget

Budget has little relief for business: GVBOT president
B.C. firm gets approval from Health Canada to make and sell cocaine

B.C. firm gets approval from Health Canada to make and sell cocaine

LANGLEY, B.C. — Health Canada has granted a British Columbia cannabis company the right to possess, produce, sell and distribute cocaine. Adastra Labs says in a news release that Health Canada gave it approval on Feb.
'It's essential': Nearly 200 beds part of B.C.'s $1B investment in mental health, addiction treatment

'It's essential': Nearly 200 beds part of B.C.'s $1B investment in mental health, addiction treatment

The Canadian Mental Health Association BC will be a large beneficiary of the funds.