News for Youse: Gordon Campbell parties, Alexandra Morton campaigns, and HSBC apologizes
Campbell's expenses Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell has charged taxpayers $53,699.25 for hospitality expenses as Canada's high commissioner to the United Kingdom in 2011 and 2012, topping all other diplomats by a huge margin. For details, go here.
Morton's revelations Alexandra Morton has ramped up her campaign to persuade B.C. supermarkets to stop selling "diseased farmed salmon", speaking last night at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club about how Atlantic salmon in grocery stores have tested positive for "highly contagious and lethal European salmon viruses".
Toronto shootings A party in Toronto's east end went horribly wrong last night when gunfire sent people scrambling for cover—two were killed, 19 were wounded including a two-year-old baby hit in the head by a bullet, and three were trampled.
Interest rates stable The Bank of Canada has declared that core inflation will remain around two percent and slightly downgraded Canada's forecasted economic-growth rates to 2.1 percent this year, 2.3 percent in 2013, and 2.5 percent in 2014. This means that the overnight rate will remain at one percent for banks.
HSBC apologizes The CEO of HSBC's U.S. division, Irene Dorner, has apologized after revelations that Mexican drug cartels have been using the institution as a laundromat to wash their money for years.
Whitecaps signing The captain of the Scottish national soccer team, striker Kenny Miller, has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, giving the team some much-needed scoring punch.
Johnson honoured Former B.C. Lions lineman Brent Johnson will gain inclusion into the team's Ring of Honour during halftime at B.C. Place Stadium on Friday (July 20), when the team hosts the Edmonton Eskimos.