Economy

B.C. government projects $75M in pot tax revenue. That’s lowballing it, says pot activist

"The people who prefer to smoke hash, or extracts, or dabs, or edibles, or any of those things are by necessity still hopping to the black...

B.C. business to pay new payroll tax, on top of higher minimum wage and more

The payroll tax will help the province get rid of MSP premiums. But it comes at a cost to businesses.

Prairie residents spend and earn the most in second-hand economy: report

Canada's second-hand economy continues to thrive, according to a new study. As Katelyn Wilson explains, it's also putting more money in our...

Keystone XL pipeline opponents want details on Trump’s approval of project

Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to...

11 things you need to know about 2018 B.C. budget

The books have been balanced. The debt has gone up. New programs are in place. So what does B.C. Budget 2018 mean to you?

Government plans to add speculation tax in B.C. budget, eliminate MSP

The B.C. government is introducing a new speculation tax on residential properties in an attempt to deal with the ongoing housing affordability...

BC Liberals questioning who knew about NDP’s Trans Mountain plans ahead of time

Environment critic Peter Milobar says Kinder Morgan lost $800 million in stock value ahead of the release of the government's intentions late...

Trudeau is talking paternity leave: Will it be in the 2018 budget?

The government has been dropping hints about a new, dedicated parental leave for fathers and other non-birthing parents.

BUSINESS REPORT: Canadians can’t stop using their homes as piggy banks

Canadians continue to borrow against the value of their houses at the fastest pace we’ve seen in more than five years.

Hamilton looks to cap number of payday loan outlets

Hamilton is one of the few cities in Ontario to consider such legislation, adding to its ongoing crusade against payday loan companies.

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban, says much more at stake

Alberta's economic development minister is shrugging off a legal challenge filed by British Columbia over Alberta's ban on wine from that...

Canada welcomed record number of international tourists in 2017

Statistics Canada says international tourism set an annual record during Canada 150 last year, with 20.8 million trips of one or more nights.

Mayor Nenshi says Korea is ‘aching’ for Alberta crude

"I had the opportunity to meet with folks in Korea who run a refinery that is perfectly suited for Alberta crude that are aching for the...

Oil pipeline squeeze to cost Canadian economy $10.7 billion in 2018, Scotiabank says

Scotiabank says the delay of new pipeline approvals have imposed clear, demonstrable and substantial economic costs on the economy

Is Canada’s middle class shrinking — or does it just feel that way?

When the Federal Budget comes out with its ‘middle-class’ budget next week fewer Canadians will be able to relate