B.C. is awash in proposed megaprojects these days, and public hearings are about to begin on one of the biggest and most controversial of them all.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday he regrets that Canada's housing agency has grown as large as it has and promised to take additional measures if a reduction in the amount of government insurance on mortgages is needed.
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The federal Conservative government has approved plans to expand an oil sands mining project, despite the environment minister saying the effort is likely to cause significant �adverse environmental effects.
Hydro-Qu�bec is asking the province's energy board for permission to increase rates next year by nearly six per cent. That would cost the average homeowner $120 more per year.