Economy, Law & Politics

Covering the full gamut of economics, law and politics, from a weekly look at lawsuits in Vancouver to all other issues affecting Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

Who's getting sued: August 15, 2022

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: August 15, 2022

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 August 3, 2022. The information comes...

Extinction Rebellion spawns another splinter group planning to block streets

Different name, same face. The Vancouver chapter of Extinction Rebellion has spawned another protest sub-brand that threatens to disrupt traffic Monday for an anti-shale gas march from Vancouver...

B.C. government workers ready to strike on Monday

The union representing 33,000 B.C. government workers has served 72-hour strike notice on the provincial government. An announcement from the B.C. General Employees’ Union at 4:30 p.m. Friday said...

B.C. couple still owes $19M despite bankruptcy, appeal court rules

Thalbinder Singh Poonian and Shailu Poonian had appealed a B.C. Supreme Court decision stating penalties stemming from fraud can't be discharged in bankruptcy proceedings.

'The future of science in Canada is at risk': Researchers call for pay raise

OTTAWA — In a University of Ottawa lab, Sarah Laframboise is hoping to advance cancer research by studying a gene that causes the disease in humans. Her research works with a "model organism": tiny...

Telus wants to charge credit card surcharge as restriction on practice set to lift

OTTAWA — Telus Corp. is trying to add a 1.5 per cent processing fee for customers who use a credit card after a class action settlement cleared the way for merchants to add the surcharge starting...

Has B.C. already reached peak inflation?

Data shows inflation on West Coast easing ahead of rest of nation

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations dips to one-month low

Number of those in ICU with the disease is lowest since mid-June

Climate activist Anjali Appadurai takes on David Eby in BC NDP leadership race

Anjali Appadurai tosses her hat in the BC NDP leadership race, ensuring policy debate ahead of Premier John Horgan's resignation