Employer and employee lessons from the Bryan Colangelo saga

May and June the Bryan Colangelo Twitter affair took the sporting world by storm. For those who do not follow the National Basketball Association (NBA), Colangelo was the president and general...

Canada’s Divorce Act set for its first major makeover in 20 years

Notable changes are expected to be coming to the federal Divorce Act in the form of Bill C-78, which was introduced in the House of Commons on May 22. Bill C-78 marks the first substantial reform...

Report on money laundering shows why casino revenues may be a bad bet for B.C.

There are better and lesser ways for governments to raise revenue. We hold our noses when our province claims more than $1 billion each year through gambling in British Columbia. Even though we have...

Editorial: Road to small-business reimbursement

Roadwork ahead is more than a sign of imminent commuter inconvenience. For businesses along or near the roads set to undergo that work, it is an ominous promise of bottom-line pain approaching with...

City needs more community amenity contributions clarity

When you write columns about disputes and problems, you often hope they can be resolved even by the time someone reads what you’ve published. Such is the case with last week’s disappointing...

Land value tax should replace community amenity contributions

According to the City of Vancouver, “community amenity contributions (CACs) are in-kind or cash contributions provided by property developers when city council grants development rights through...

Editorial: Canada’s Trump tirade unification plan

When it comes to unifying catalysts, there’s nothing quite like a good presidential tirade. That appears to be a key take-away from the recent G7 summit. As has been well documented, Prime Minister...

Trudeaumania 2.0’s glamour train is rapidly running out of track

Conventional wisdom is that, while bizarre, it is a badge of distinction as Canadians to have the world’s most powerful person suddenly like his adversary, the cultish nuke-hungry autocratic...

B.C. housing crisis cure: more supply and transit, less red tape

Second of two parts So what caused B.C.’s housing crisis and what should the BC NDP government be doing to preserve jobs and make housing more affordable? In 1990, the average mortgage rate was...

Twitter terminations are not always clear-cut for business

Almost as quickly as Roseanne Barr’s Twitter meltdown hit the headlines and racist rants by others gained infamy on social media, the perpetrators of those outbursts were fired. Welcome to the...