Government

At least 260 dead after days of government airstrikes in Syria: report

New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization...

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...

Federal budget looks ready to help protect more lands, inland waters, oceans

OTTAWA — The federal government appears poised to commit what some believe could be a significant amount of cash in next week’s budget to protect...

A threat to wild salmon? Government confirms virus in blood discharge pouring into B.C. waters

"The fish farming industry says we are disinfecting our blood water when in fact all the indications are... there is no disinfection taking...

Where’s Surrey LRT? Construction industry asks after B.C. budget release

The B.C. government announced $6 million for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure over a three-year-period in their 2018 budget.

B.C. Budget 2018: Massey Tunnel replacement omitted from transportation spending plans

Spending for major transit and infrastructure projects in Metro Vancouver was outlined in B.C.’s budget on Tuesday, but one of the biggest...

Environment minister blasted for dinner with anti-pipeline activists on day of trade war

The B.C. Liberals are questioning whether the province’s environment minister shared information about the NDP government’s opposition to the Kinder...

LEVY: City Hall’s project from hell — Union Station renovation

On Tuesday morning, members of the government management committee — without blinking an eye — approved $14-million more in spending on lawyers,...

Chris Selley: Letting Brown run for his old job is bonkers. But bonkers hasn’t hurt the PCs yet

If poll numbers released Monday are to be even half-believed, then the Tories could be on their way to a majority government no matter who wins the...

B.C. Budget 2018: B.C. NDP increases and extends housing taxes in effort to rein in speculation

Premier John Horgan’s NDP government has taken steps to tamp down speculation in B.C. real estate by imposing a new speculation tax and increasing...

Court to decide whether Indigenous kids can go back to extended Aboriginal family

As a Calgary court considers the future placement of two Indigenous foster kids, First Nations leaders are calling on the federal government to...

B.C. NDP's 1st Budget Marks Turn After Tight-Fisted Liberal Era

VICTORIA — British Columbia moved to ease the province's housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on...

B.C. Budget 2018: New payroll tax offsets loss from cancelling medical premiums

Employers who thought they were off the hook for Medical Services Plan premiums as employee benefits when the NDP government announced the...

Liberal budget will likely look to safeguard more of Canada’s ecosystems

The federal government appears poised to commit what some believe could be a significant amount of cash in next week's budget to protect more of...

B.C. Budget 2018: $1.6 billion allocated for housing but no rebate for renters

A major bump in funding for affordable housing in B.C. and a vow to improve protections for tenants were included in the NDP government’s 2018 budget...