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Ottawa needs to step up on B.C.'s fentanyl crisis: Ex-police chief

OTTAWA — The federal government said Thursday it is “deeply concerned” and is taking “very seriously” B.C.’s plea for sweeping measures to deal with the public health crisis involving fentanyl overdoses. 716 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: B.C. plays to the crowd with foreign buyer tax on homes

When British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the province would again be collecting data on the citizenship of property buyers, he played down what it might take to provoke action against foreign nationals. 895 more words

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It's summertime flip-flops for Christy Clark on housing crisis

In a hyper-inflated housing market fuelled partly by quick-buck property flippers, the biggest flip of all came Monday from Premier Christy Clark.

A big flip-flop, that is, after the Clark government brought in a… 791 more words

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Premier unveils plan to tax foreign real-estate buyers an extra 15 per cent

VICTORIA – Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced Monday in new legislation.

The tax would increase the property transfer tax on non-Canadian citizens or non-permanent residents purchasing homes. 745 more words

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Christy Clark's plan to make homes affordable: Will it work?

The only politicians you typically find at the B.C. legislature in the summertime are make-believe ones.

They are the young actors who dress up as 19th-century lawmakers to entertain the tourists. 1,046 more words

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Hot summer for Clark as political battles come to a boil

Summertime is usually a slow time in B.C. politics, with MLAs hitting community barbecue circuits and preparing for the political battles to come in the fall. 1,033 more words

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Michael Smyth: Premier Clark's $50,000 Liberal party 'stipend' stirs more controversy

When Premier Christy Clark was accused of conflict-of-interest over her $50,000 salary top-up from the B.C. Liberals, the party insisted she had nothing to do with the dollars-and-cents side of Liberal operations. 501 more words

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