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Ceremony precedes first hearings of missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry

WHITEHORSE – The head of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls says she understands why families in Whitehorse are anxious as the process begins. Many family members have waited a long time to tell their stories, said Chief Commissioner Marion Buller. “We want to make them feel welcome, safe and …

Trudeau says he’ll work with provinces on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

SURREY –Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll work with British Columbia and Alberta to move ahead with his government’s agenda of creating jobs while transitioning toward a lower-carbon economy. Trudeau was asked on Friday about the possibility that B.C. could wind up with a government that opposes the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. He suggested that …

Trudeau says he’ll work with provinces on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

SURREY, B.C.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll work with British Columbia and Alberta to move ahead with his government’s agenda of creating jobs while transitioning toward a lower-carbon economy. Trudeau was asked on Friday about the possibility that B.C. could wind up with a government that opposes the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. He suggested that …

Trudeau promotes Canadian tech, lures foreign investment at Microsoft summit

REDMOND, Wash.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Washington state Wednesday to promote Canada’s growing technology industry to major multinational companies, joining top business leaders inside the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit. Trudeau’s visit comes as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration poses both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s high-tech industry. Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and his plans to …

Trudeau to promote Canadian tech, lure foreign investment at Microsoft summit

VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to pitch major multinational companies on investing in Canada’s technology sector on Wednesday, joining top business leaders inside the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond, Wash. Trudeau’s visit comes as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration poses both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s high-tech industry. Trump’s “America First” …

B.C. limbo: provincial election results in doubt for at least two more weeks

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party. When preliminary results were tallied Tuesday night, Christy Clark’s Liberals had 43 seats, John Horgan’s NDP won 41 and Andrew Weaver’s Greens held a …

B.C. has first minority government in 65 years; Greens hold power balance

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has its first minority government in 65 years as the Liberals squeaked out a razor-thin victory over the NDP on Tuesday, with the Green party holding the balance of power for the first time in Canadian history. Christy Clark’s Liberals won 43 seats, the NDP under John Horgan got 41 and …

NDP and Liberals running neck and neck in tight B.C. election

VANCOUVER — The Liberals and the NDP were locked in a tight race in British Columbia’s election on Tuesday with a handful of ridings in the province’s 87-seat legislature still to be determined. Forty Liberals were elected to the legislature compared with 38 New Democrats, with the NDP gaining ground in the seat-rich Lower Mainland …

Polls close in British Columbia, political parties begin wait for results

VANCOUVER — Voters in British Columbia have cast their ballots and the waiting has begun for the outcome as the polls closed in the provincial election. The election campaign began four weeks ago with Liberal Leader Christy Clark and the NDP’s John Horgan locked in a tight race to become B.C.’s next premier, and Green …

UBC board to vote on new sexual misconduct policy in wake of scandals

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia is set to vote on a new sexual misconduct policy in the wake of allegations it mishandled complaints against a PhD history student and former creative writing chairman Steven Galloway. The board of governors will vote on the policy Thursday and if it passes, UBC will become the …

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