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Investors launch class action suit in alleged Bridgemark Group stock scheme

The notice of claim is posted on the website BridgemarkClassAction.com

B.C. government lacks anti-corruption tool for public servants

Conflicts of interest measures boil down to honour system with no statutory disclosure requirements in place; Attorney General David Eby to review legislation

B.C.’s municipal financial disclosure system a patchwork of policies

Cities are free to deem what senior employees must file disclosures, how public documents are accessed and when they are destroyed

Environmentalists felt like ‘enemies of the state’ after cabinet minister’s letter

Letter put protest chill into environmentalists, made awareness work harder

Labour shortage worsening in B.C.

B.C. employers continue to grapple with job vacancies, according to the latest Statistics Canada data. The agency estimated that there were 101,945 unfilled positions in B.C. during 2019’s first...

BCLDB fails to adequately allow private companies to compete for government contracts: Auditor General

B.C.’s monopoly liquor distributor fails to provide non-preferential treatment 73% of the time

Who's getting sued: July 9, 2019

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court.

Insider trading: July 9, 2019

The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.’s public companies filed in the week ended July 3, 2019. The information comes from...