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Ex-public office holders in B.C. can't lobby the government for 2 years, starting in May

As of May 1, former public-officer holders in British Columbia will be prohibited from lobbying the government for two years after they leave their positions. 315 more words


Alberta government cutting pay, benefits for presidents of colleges and universities

There are new rules in Alberta for the amount university and college executives can be paid.

On Tuesday morning, the province announced it’s bringing salaries in line with the national average. 415 more words


All Woodlands survivors to receive compensation from B.C. government

The B.C. government is offering compensation to all former residents of the Woodlands School, the site of widespread physical and sexual abuse.

The previous Liberal government had offered compensation, but a legal technicality limited claims to those who were at the school after Aug. 355 more words


Manitoba government makes change to medicare coverage for international students

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is eliminating medicare coverage for international students.

A regulatory change approved by the Progressive Conservative cabinet means international students will now have to buy private health insurance while studying in Manitoba. 103 more words


B.C. government exempting vacation homes from speculation tax

The B.C. government will be exempting vacation homes from the speculation tax that comes into effect this year. Finance Minister Carole James says she has heard the concerns of British Columbians and has decided to exempt homes in remote areas and that are on smaller islands in and around the Capital Regional District. 888 more words


Highlights from Alberta Budget 2018

Alberta’s NDP government tabled its 2018-19 budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Total revenue of $47.9 billion against spending of $56.2 billion. Deficit of $8.8 billion after a $500-million cushion against low energy prices is factored in.
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Terrace day care worried it will have to cut spaces due to NDP payroll tax

Willow Creek day care in Terrace may soon need to turn parents away. Owner Jennifer Maillet says the child care facility will be required to pay the province’s new payroll tax next year, to a tune of $15,000 a year. 415 more words