Fairness is key to workplace sexual misconduct investigations

If you think that your workplace is immune to accusations of sexual misconduct, think again. The #MeToo movement and the disclosure of sexual misconduct allegations is affecting every industry, and...

Amalgamation a first step in mopping up Metro’s governance mess

Set aside partisan sentiment for a moment: our municipal politics in Vancouver are broken not only because of the mishaps of the governing party. They are broken, too, by the limited reach of our...

The Metro Vancouver retro mess

My, my, my, my, what a mess. Sometimes politicians just do it to themselves. Let’s say that next time I leave a job—and I like this one, so don’t hold your breath—I’ll get together with like-minded...

Editorial: B.C. labour relations code review redux

The BC NDP government’s efforts thus far in ensuring the wider world knows the province is still open for business have been uneven at best. On one hand, NDP initiatives that will increase business...

Digging deeper into the Facebook data-mining disaster

I subscribe to the view you should never put anything online you couldn’t stand to see on the newspaper’s front page. I’ve tried, anyway. If some of us have shared information that produces...

Editorial: Time to fast-track Cascadian connections

The BC NDP government is on the right track with its March 16 high-speed rail initiative announcement. Better Cascadian connections with Washington state and Oregon will accelerate development of...

News flash: BC Green Party leader issues firm ultimatum to Horgan – sort of

News flash, December 11, 2017: B.C. Premier John Horgan says the province will proceed with the Site C hydroelectric project, over the strenuous objection of his party’s partner in minority...

Selling your business often carries an emotional price tag

On the surface, the process of selling a business is much of what you’d expect: valuations, numbers, negotiations and legal documentation. But dig a little deeper, and it becomes apparent that the...

Housing crisis complexity defies sloganeering and quick fixes

Beware the simple solution. Beware the slogan. Beware the spin. Our housing crisis is as complex as any medical mystery. Its diagnosis is difficult and the causes and prescriptions are nearly...

Editorial: Adjusting Canada’s automation equation

Imminent workplace disruption or long-term business bonanza? Those are among the automation acceleration outcomes coming sooner rather than later. Canada needs to prepare now if it hopes to maximize...