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Homelessness in Canada up 20% since federal strategy launched in 2018

Homelessness in Canada up 20% since federal strategy launched in 2018

Parliamentary Budget Officer report: "The program is not on track to meet its targets with respect to reducing homelessness."
S&P/TSX composite down slightly to start week; U.S. markets rise

S&P/TSX composite down slightly to start week; U.S. markets rise

Canada's main stock index dipped on Monday while U.S. markets rose, keeping American stocks near record highs. The S&P/TSX composite index slipped 51.22 points to 21,587.88. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 188.
Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver’s commissioner and CAO Jerry Dobrovolny had a total remuneration of $711,668 in 2023.
Rob Shaw: Political reforms under scrutiny as anonymous group targets BC NDP rivals

Rob Shaw: Political reforms under scrutiny as anonymous group targets BC NDP rivals

Secretive third-party advertisers challenging B.C. electoral reforms
Opinion: B.C.'s economic woes laid bare as past premiers push policy overhaul

Opinion: B.C.'s economic woes laid bare as past premiers push policy overhaul

Christy Clark, Glen Clark unimpressed with BC NDP government's bend towards business
B.C.'s new legal act delivers split verdict over lawyer independence, access to justice

B.C.'s new legal act delivers split verdict over lawyer independence, access to justice

B.C. lawyers hold differing perspectives on Legal Profession Act passed last month.
Provinces want labour-market transfers cut from budget back

Provinces want labour-market transfers cut from budget back

Recent federal budget cut $625 million in transfers used for skills training

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,639.10, down 59.01 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 25 cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $46.62 on 16.
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.