Albert Van Santvoort

Updated: Household indebtedness hits near record high, but may not be all bad news

The health of Canadian balance sheets unexpectedly deteriorated in Q3 2018 according to Priscilla Thiagamoorthy, economic analyst with BMO capital markets.  Canadian household credit burdens crept...

Keep union certification secret ballot, panel recommends

Some proposed changes to law would benefit unions; others are praised by businesses

Canada hits record low unemployment rate, B.C. bucks trend

Full-time employment gains that characterized the rest of Canada weren't present in B.C.

Auto dealers’ sales staffing up by more than 50%

Growth of larger dealers in the province outpaces that of their smaller counterparts

Canucks' market could shrink after Seattle adds new NHL team

The Vancouver Canucks will no longer be the Pacific Northwest's only NHL team, as Seattle is set to become the league's 32nd franchise.  Seattle's nearly year-long bid was launched in February by...

NAFTA 2.0 signing could be more than just a formality

Early Friday morning, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau along with U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto signed the trade agreement that will replace NAFTA. The...

Northwestern B.C. has worst economic mobility in the country

Tax structures and regulatory environments are usually top of mind when it comes to concerns about the competitiveness of both British Columbia and the country as a whole. However, one often...

Carbon tax could help competitiveness, experts say

Carbon pricing, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems, has become an increasingly controversial policy – and may become the dominant political debate in next year’s federal election.  It...

Profits from slots drive growth at B.C. casinos

Top casinos on Business in Vancouver list rely more on table game revenue

B.C. Supreme Court grants big win to private health clinics

Private health clinics in British Columbia were handed a victory by the B.C. Supreme Court on Friday (November 23) when the court granted an injunction that would prevent clinics from having to close...