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

Looking back: John Horgan’s timeline as 36th premier of British Columbia

A look at John Horgan’s rise to power, tumultuous time as B.C.’s 36th premier and beginning of the end for his political career.   2013 Sept. 18 Adrian Dix resigns as NDP leader, five months...

How a ‘pragmatic’ Horgan reshaped BC NDP’s economic identity

Party’s reputation as ‘big spenders’ and ‘debt raisers’ shifted under Horgan’s leadership

NDP cabinet minister accused of conflict of interest

B.C. Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship Josie Osborne granted $15 million to the purchaser of her husband’s investment property

B.C. premier says he'll step aside as NDP leader, won't seek re-election

B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party...

Surrey mayoral hopeful Jinny Sims loses council candidate

Surrey Forward campaign manager said party council candidate Jim Bennett has resigned, but Bennett himself denies he has quit

New M&A firm Relay focuses solely on SMBs

Launched by Fort Capital, Relay will offer dedicated expertise to the owners of small- to medium-sized private companies in Canada

Who's getting sued: June 27, 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.

What B.C.’s money laundering inquiry said about real estate prices and regulations

Nearly half of Commissioner Austin Cullen's recommendations are directly or indirectly related to real estate regulations in B.C. despite inconclusive findings.