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Trudeau touts democracy, freedom and trade ties in visit to Philadelphia

Trudeau touts democracy, freedom and trade ties in visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — There is lots of work to do to fight for progressive values and workers on both sides of the Canada-United States border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday during a trip to Philadelphia.
Interprovincial trade barriers continue to frustrate business and depress GDP

Interprovincial trade barriers continue to frustrate business and depress GDP

Canadian businesses often find it easier and more cost effective to sell internationally than into other provinces
Freeland says capital gains proposal will be tabled before summer break

Freeland says capital gains proposal will be tabled before summer break

OTTAWA — The Liberal government will bring its proposal to increase the inclusion rate on capital gains to the House of Commons before the parliamentary summer break, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday.
Baldrey: Acrimony, tears and 'wild' fantasies in B.C.'s Legislature

Baldrey: Acrimony, tears and 'wild' fantasies in B.C.'s Legislature

Columnist Keith Baldrey analyzes the final legislative session, and the events that transpired, before the 2024 provincial election.
British Columbians back expanded pharmacist services: survey

British Columbians back expanded pharmacist services: survey

The survey reveals 90% of British Columbians support expanding the role of pharmacists to ease pressures on the province's healthcare system.
Port Moody looking at registering lobbyists

Port Moody looking at registering lobbyists

Port Moody council tasked staff to report back on the logistics and requirements for a lobbyist registry after a councillors raised concerns about a tour with a developer.
Canada’s inflation rate falls to 2.7% in April, driving up odds of June rate cut

Canada’s inflation rate falls to 2.7% in April, driving up odds of June rate cut

OTTAWA — Canada’s annual inflation rate fell to 2.7 per cent in April amid a broad-based slowdown in price growth, boosting expectations of an interest rate cut next month. Statistics Canada said the slowdown from 2.
Food driving inflation lower, but groceries much more costly than a few years ago

Food driving inflation lower, but groceries much more costly than a few years ago

Food inflation may be down from its highs, but prices at the grocery store are still significantly higher than they were just a few years ago. Statistics Canada reminded consumers that grocery prices are up 21.
Rob Shaw: BC United knows not who holds leverage in potential Conservative alliance

Rob Shaw: BC United knows not who holds leverage in potential Conservative alliance

The strategy of condescension towards BC Conservatives is backfiring for BC United
B.C.'s 2024 election is now a decidedly competitive race, poll reveals

B.C.'s 2024 election is now a decidedly competitive race, poll reveals

B.C.'s political dynamic transforms with rising support for Conservatives