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What Trudeau has offered to the premiers to fund health care

What Trudeau has offered to the premiers to fund health care

OTTAWA — Premiers got their fist look at Ottawa's offer to increase long-term health funding Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the federal proposal falls short of what they were seeking.
National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to make Sept. 30 a paid statutory holiday marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

"I've had good doctors, who are accredited nationally and licensed in another province, express an interest in working at my clinic and they just give up on the process."
Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase federal health-care transfers to the provinces by $196 billion over the next 10 years, though only about one-quarter of that is new, previously unexpected money.
Canadian business insolvencies up 37.2% in 2022, consumer insolvencies up 11.2%

Canadian business insolvencies up 37.2% in 2022, consumer insolvencies up 11.2%

OTTAWA — The number of insolvencies filed by Canadian businesses in 2022 was up 37.2 per cent compared with 2021. The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy says there were 3,402 business insolvencies last year, up from 2,480 in 2021.
Opinion: Civic management of snowstorms leaves constituents dismayed

Opinion: Civic management of snowstorms leaves constituents dismayed

Few events challenge Metro Vancouverites as much as a snowstorm.
S&P/TSX composite edges lower in late-morning trading, U.S. stocks mixed

S&P/TSX composite edges lower in late-morning trading, U.S. stocks mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading as losses in the technology and utility sectors helped to more than offset gains in energy stocks, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.
Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

OTTAWA — Canada's health-care system is not working as well as it should and that has to change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday as he prepared to meet the premiers to work on a new health funding deal.
Statistics Canada reports merchandise trade deficit $160M in December

Statistics Canada reports merchandise trade deficit $160M in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country posted a merchandise trade deficit of $160 million in December as both exports and imports fell compared with November.
Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

CALGARY — Canadians now believe they need $1.7 million in savings in order to retire, a 20 per cent increase from 2020, according to a new BMO survey.
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