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B.C. premier says some deficits require spending as NDP prepares to table budget

B.C. premier says some deficits require spending as NDP prepares to table budget

VICTORIA — British Columbia's New Democrat government has been tackling some of the province's fundamental deficits in recent months by spending billions in surplus dollars, says Premier David Eby.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bank earnings The parade of first-quarter results from Canada's big banks picks up this week with BMO Financial Group and Scotiabank reporting on Tuesday.
Province injects $500 million into B.C. Ferries in effort to keep annual fare jumps below 3%

Province injects $500 million into B.C. Ferries in effort to keep annual fare jumps below 3%

Report had forecast possible annual fare increases above 10%.
Work-from-home could have 'catastrophic' effect on Victoria economy: business groups

Work-from-home could have 'catastrophic' effect on Victoria economy: business groups

Provincial government is decentralizing its workforce.
B.C. Premier David Eby announces more cost-of-living supports

B.C. Premier David Eby announces more cost-of-living supports

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia Premier David Eby announced another round of the BC Affordability Credit on Saturday to help offset inflation costs as he marked 100 days at the province's helm.
Top business stories of the week (Feb. 20-24)

Top business stories of the week (Feb. 20-24)

What we've been following in business this past week
Metro Vancouver regional growth strategy approved after Surrey reversal

Metro Vancouver regional growth strategy approved after Surrey reversal

With Surrey and Township of Langley on board, the Metro Vancouver regional growth strategy calls for more affordable housing, less carbon pollution and more protected green space while still building industrial lands and adding one million more people by 2050.
Alcohol tax hike set to raise B.C. retail prices April 1

Alcohol tax hike set to raise B.C. retail prices April 1

Federal government set to increase excise taxes by 6.3 per cent
Vancouver port authority suspends Rolling Truck Age Program for at least nine months

Vancouver port authority suspends Rolling Truck Age Program for at least nine months

OTTAWA — The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is suspending a controversial program to replace older trucks servicing the port for at least another nine months while it reassesses its plans.
Atlas shareholders approve consortium’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Seaspan Corp.

Atlas shareholders approve consortium’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Seaspan Corp.

Takeover of Vancouver-based container ship leasing giant worth an estimated US$11 billion