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What the expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for B.C. businesses

What the expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for B.C. businesses

With the U.K. set to join trade bloc, expert says the CPTPP's importance remains severely underappreciated in Canada
Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

TORONTO — The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, a new report suggests.
CPP Investments earned 8% in latest fiscal year, net assets rose to $632 billion

CPP Investments earned 8% in latest fiscal year, net assets rose to $632 billion

TORONTO — Canada's biggest pension fund earned an eight per cent return last year, but significantly underperformed the 19.9 per cent return of its reference portfolio.
City of Richmond and unions reach agreement for new contract

City of Richmond and unions reach agreement for new contract

The new collective agreements provide for raises and one-time inflationary support.
Mortgage lending among top risks facing financial system: OSFI

Mortgage lending among top risks facing financial system: OSFI

OTTAWA — Canada's banking regulator says real estate secured lending and mortgages are among the top risks facing the country's financial system as higher interest rates put pressure on borrowers.
More Canadians are signing prenups, co-habitation agreements before tying the knot

More Canadians are signing prenups, co-habitation agreements before tying the knot

According to family lawyers, these marriage contracts are becoming increasingly common.
Rob Shaw: B.C. can't escape drug decriminalization blowback

Rob Shaw: B.C. can't escape drug decriminalization blowback

Other governments now pointing fingers at B.C.'s failed drug decriminalization pilot
Kirk LaPointe: Metro’s sewage plant payment discussion still very ‘raw’

Kirk LaPointe: Metro’s sewage plant payment discussion still very ‘raw’

Metro Vancouver leaders are still trying to sort out who will pay for the problem-plagued North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant many months after the announcement of a shocking cost overrun
Data Points: B.C. employment sees soft expansion led by part-time work

Data Points: B.C. employment sees soft expansion led by part-time work

Services sector drives employment gains while manufacturing jobs decline
Arrest warrant issued for disbarred B.C. lawyer Hong Guo

Arrest warrant issued for disbarred B.C. lawyer Hong Guo

Twice-disbarred lawyer Hong Guo has been found in contempt of court and faces up to 40 days in jail; however, she was a no-show at her May 21 hearing so a judge has had to issue a warrant for her arrest