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Who’s Suing Whom: March 23, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 23, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
Facing $100K bill for ex-mayor’s legal costs, NPA directors mulling appeal

Facing $100K bill for ex-mayor’s legal costs, NPA directors mulling appeal

Seven current and former NPA board members are considering an appeal of a ruling that orders them to pay Kennedy Stewart's costs
Liberals introduce legislation to create a corporate ownership registry

Liberals introduce legislation to create a corporate ownership registry

The Liberals' 2021 budget dedicated $2.1 million over two years to develop registry
Ex-Vancouver mayor feels 'more relief than vindication' in winning $150K legal battle

Ex-Vancouver mayor feels 'more relief than vindication' in winning $150K legal battle

Kennedy Stewart: "Maybe when the line of credit is paid down, the bad smell will go away."
B.C. public sector set for 6.75% wage hike, costing up to $2.6B

B.C. public sector set for 6.75% wage hike, costing up to $2.6B

B.C. public sector employees and their unions have signed agreements that capped cost-of-living wage increases in 2023 to 6.75 per cent; with inflation coming in at 7.1 per cent, the employees will see the maximum pay increase this year.
BoC still concerned about potentially sticky inflation, says economy still too hot

BoC still concerned about potentially sticky inflation, says economy still too hot

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says it’s still concerned inflation might be harder to bring down than expected, noting the economy is still in excess demand.
In the Courts: Claims to $800K finder’s fee fall flat for B.C. mortgage broker

In the Courts: Claims to $800K finder’s fee fall flat for B.C. mortgage broker

Citifund tried to claim fee despite knowing lending terms didn't work for developer
B.C. skilled worker shortage could worsen in years to come

B.C. skilled worker shortage could worsen in years to come

At the same time, Dr. Neil Fassina says demographics suggest skilled trades technicians are beginning to move into the next part of their journey - retirement.
Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27K after procurement push

Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27K after procurement push

Canada's race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working "night and day"to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically.
NPA directors ordered to pay $100K in costs to ex-mayor after defamation lawsuit backfired

NPA directors ordered to pay $100K in costs to ex-mayor after defamation lawsuit backfired

Judge says defamation claim had substantial merit, but plaintiffs did not prove they were harmed