Laura Kane

Laura Kane is a journalist for The Canadian Press.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark with Finance Minister Michael de Jong

Foreign buyers 1.3 per cent of Metro Vancouver real estate sales since tax

The rate of foreign investment in Metro Vancouver housing has fallen to 1.3 per cent since the introduction of a new tax targeting international buyers, according to new data from the British...
Federal Environment Minister McKenna and BC Premier Clark

Feds defend Pacific NorthWest LNG decision as court challenges filed

The federal government is standing behind its decision to approve the massive Pacific NorthWest LNG project, despite facing new court challenges and accusations that it has broken climate promises....
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

B.C. children's rep Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond issues to-do list on departure

The woman who has been watching out for British Columbia's children and youth for the last decade used her final report to urge the province to be accountable and focus on children. Mary Ellen Turpel...
B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Aboriginal girls most at risk of sexual violence in care: B.C. representative

Aboriginal girls are the victims of sexual violence more than twice as often as other girls in care of the British Columbia government, a "disturbing" new report finds. The report from the province's...

Vancouver proposes licensed short-term Airbnb stays to increase rental supply

Vancouver's mayor wants to ban Airbnb rentals for those who aren't living in the homes they are listing, while requiring everyone else to hold a business licence. Mayor Gregor Robertson has revealed...

Royals urged by First Nations to push governments for reconciliation

First Nations leaders have urged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to encourage the British Columbia and federal governments to take their issues seriously, marking the second straight day of the...
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

B.C. ministry to expand Metis commission's role amid high-profile toddler case

British Columbia will expand the role of its Metis representative in the child welfare system, amid criticism of the province's plan to adopt a Metis toddler to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario. A...

B.C.'s child watchdog asks Attorney General to intervene in Metis toddler case

British Columbia's representative for children and youth is urging the province's attorney general to intervene in the case of a Metis toddler being adopted to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario. Mary...

Vancouver empty homes tax to include secondary units that are used for Airbnb

Vancouver's proposed empty homes tax would include secondary properties being booked on the vacation rental website Airbnb, with the maximum fine for people who evade the levy set at $10,000. New...

Court dismisses B.C. First Nation's challenge of NEB review for Trans Mountain

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge filed by a North Vancouver First Nation that claimed the National Energy Board's review of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion was unlawful...
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