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No one happy about B.C.'s minimum wage increase

As the minimum wage in B.C. gets raised 40 cents today, advocates on both sides of the argument are saying the government has made the wrong decision. 812 more words

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Former McGuinty staffer charged in Ont. gas plants scandal to run B.C. Liberals' re-election campaign

A former provincial staffer facing criminal charges related to Ontario’s gas plants scandal has been tapped to run the B.C. Liberals’ re-election campaign.

Laura Miller, former deputy chief of staff to then-premier Dalton McGuinty, is set to go to trial in September 2017 for her alleged role in the scandal, but first she’ll try to help B.C. 467 more words

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Premier Clark cleared again on conflict of interest allegations

VICTORIA – B.C. Premier Christy Clark has been cleared for a second time on conflict of interest allegations connected to party fundraising events.

Conflict commissioner Paul Fraser says he found nothing compellingly different in the most recent conflict complaint filed against the premier by Opposition New Democrat David Eby than he did in Eby’s first complaint filed in April. 95 more words

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B.C. government will take over regulation of real estate industry

Premier Christy Clark said B.C.’s real estate industry has lost the right to regulate itself.

“The point of regulation is to protect people,” the premier said at a press conference Tuesday. 386 more words

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B.C. nurses get 5.5 per cent over 5-year deal

VICTORIA – The British Columbia Nurses Union has voted to ratify a five-year contact that gives 40,000 members a 5.5-per-cent wage increase.

Health Minister Terry Lake said Wednesday the deal includes government commitments to contribute $4 million to programs targeting workplace violence and rural recruitment of nurses. 274 more words

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Christy Clark's exclusive fundraisers, annual stipend from party not conflict of interest: commissioner

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier Christy Clark was not in a conflict of interest for hosting exclusive party fundraisers or receiving an annual stipend for leading the B.C. 467 more words

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