Hayley Woodin

B.C. Budget 2018: Reaction to affordable housing policies

The level of concern around housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia reached an “extraordinarily high level” in advance of the BC NDP’s first full budget, according to Insights West....

Budget 2018 earmarks more than $6 billion for affordable homes over next decade

Billions for new homes and tougher tax policies held prime real estate in the BC NDP’s first full budget as the party met “huge” expectations with historic spending on housing and affordability...

Educating elders on financial abuse

It often begins with verbal or emotional abuse, and requests for money. Historically, it’s an adult son or grandson, dependent on his parents or grandparents, who takes unfair advantage of vulnerable...

Weaver and Horgan an ocean apart on LNG

On Friday, B.C.'s GreeNDP alliance leaders found themselves on either side of the world, and on either side of the B.C. LNG debate. Speaking from his 10-day trade mission in Asia, B.C. Premier John...

Weaver: “There are some things that are non-negotiable”

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver spoke to Business in Vancouver on Friday, January 26 to discuss the BC NDP’s first six months in office, his party’s Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) with...

Fully financed and highly leveraged

Like residents in search of housing, the Lower Mainland’s industrial land crunch has created serious affordability and availability challenges for local businesses. “There’s so much parallel between...

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 1.25%

The Bank of Canada raised its overnight interest rate to 1.25% on Wednesday – its highest level in nearly a decade. The 25-basis-point increase was widely expected and was preceded by Canada's major...

Michelle Obama to speak at second Vancouver event

A second event with Michelle Obama has been added to the former U.S. First Lady's Vancouver schedule after her first speaking engagement sold out in record time.  The Greater Vancouver Board of...

Outlook 2018: Tempered expectations for B.C. in 2018

Amid heightened global uncertainty, a severe commodities slump and acute affordability challenges in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia’s economy hasn’t just made it through the last several years...

Morneau moves forward with revised income sprinkling reform

Finance minister Bill Morneau today unveiled new rules around how small Canadian businesses can sprinkle income among family members – one of several controversial tax changes tabled by the federal...