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Metro Vancouver chair's flights cost thousands extra to accommodate travel partner

Metro Vancouver chair's flights cost thousands extra to accommodate travel partner

New Westminster city councillor Daniel Fontaine says extra costs incurred to incorporate personal travel on work trips for Metro Vancouver ought to be accounted for and reimbursed.
S&P/TSX composite ends lower on Friday, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite ends lower on Friday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down on Friday while U.S. markets were mixed as investors eyed issues in Europe and pulled back after a week of big tech gains. The S&P/TSX composite index ended lower by 59.01 points at 21,639.
G7 leaders pledge action to counter foreign interference in new statement

G7 leaders pledge action to counter foreign interference in new statement

SAVELLETRI DI FASANO — Leaders of the G7 countries say they are more concerned than ever about foreign interference and plan to create a "collective response framework" to counter foreign threats to democracies.
Rob Shaw: BC NDP under fire for progress on homelessness despite massive spending

Rob Shaw: BC NDP under fire for progress on homelessness despite massive spending

Parties clash on solutions to pervasive homelessness and drug issues ahead of fall provincial election
Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 2.4% in April

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 2.4% in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales, excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain, rose 2.4 per cent to $83.3 billion in April.
B.C. politicians ask for audit of $3.86 billion North Shore water treatment plant

B.C. politicians ask for audit of $3.86 billion North Shore water treatment plant

VANCOUVER — A group of local politicians from B.C.'s Lower Mainland are asking the provincial auditor general to investigate how the cost of a wastewater treatment plant could balloon to $3.86 billion.
Federal minister tells B.C. Ottawa continues to back RCMP contract policing

Federal minister tells B.C. Ottawa continues to back RCMP contract policing

Premier David Eby says a letter from federal Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc describes the federal government's plan to move the RCMP towards a federal police force "like the FBI in the United States."
B.C. may work with N.L. on court challenge of federal equalization payments, Eby says

B.C. may work with N.L. on court challenge of federal equalization payments, Eby says

B.C.'s premier said Thursday that the province will consider joining with Newfoundland and Labrador in a court challenge over federal equalization payments.
Opinion: B.C.’s Legal Profession Act falls short on lawyer independence

Opinion: B.C.’s Legal Profession Act falls short on lawyer independence

Access to justice not achieved by undermining lawyer independence
Bank CEOs push back on MP calls to reduce oil and gas funding

Bank CEOs push back on MP calls to reduce oil and gas funding

The CEOs of Canada's five biggest banks stuck to the message that they're committed to help in the energy transition as they were questioned by a parliamentary committee Thursday about their impacts on climate change.