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Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are facing political headwinds when it comes to carbon pricing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday, although he doesn't get why they seem to be having second thoughts.
Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's spy agency stands by the stark conclusions contained in a series of CSIS briefing notes, including that China "clandestinely and deceptively interfered" in the past two federal votes, he testified Friday.
Foreign landlord fails to pay taxes, CRA goes after tenant

Foreign landlord fails to pay taxes, CRA goes after tenant

A Montreal tenant was audited and ordered to pay the tax he had failed to withhold on the monthly rent to his non-resident landlord.
Liberals say their plan to 'solve the housing crisis' will build 3.9M homes by 2031

Liberals say their plan to 'solve the housing crisis' will build 3.9M homes by 2031

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have unveiled their plan to solve the housing crisis, building on recent announcements with new tax incentives, more than a billion dollars for homelessness and a country-wide effort to build more housing on public lands
Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

From the Forced Labour Act to electronic filing rules, individuals and businesses can expect more change and complexity when preparing returns.
Law Society of BC to be disbanded under new legislation

Law Society of BC to be disbanded under new legislation

The new law means, in theory, you will be able to have broader access to legal services at a more affordable rate than lawyers. One stakeholder suggests lawyers opposed to the move wish to perpetuate a system that 'does not work for so many people.'
Home prices expected to climb 4.9% in 2024 as sales rise last month: CREA

Home prices expected to climb 4.9% in 2024 as sales rise last month: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says it's now expecting the national average home price to climb 4.9 per cent on an annual basis to $710,468, more than double the hike it had predicted at the start of 2024.
Regulator limiting leverage in bank mortgage portfolios

Regulator limiting leverage in bank mortgage portfolios

OTTAWA — Canada's banking regulator says it will be putting limits on how much leverage banks allow in their uninsured mortgage portfolios.
Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Enforcement against short-term units is to start May 1. New law bans most short-term rentals that are not part of an owner’s principal residence.
'Micro-weddings' at Vancouver city hall reach almost 600 since 2020

'Micro-weddings' at Vancouver city hall reach almost 600 since 2020

James Watson: "We picked an iconic venue, which is quite a nice place to get married."