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

Canada moves to prevent dumping of foreign steel into the country

The federal government is taking steps to prevent the diversion of foreign steel products into Canada, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced at a steel plant, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, August...

Vancouver no longer North America’s most livable city: The Economist

Vancouver is no longer the world’s third most livable city or the most livable city in North America, according to a new report from The Economist. Vancouver has fallen to sixth place globally and...

Insider trading: August 13, 2018

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 8, 2018. The information comes...

Who's being sued: August 13, 2018

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.

Energy sales power B.C. export growth

B.C. exports were strong in June despite the drag from U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel products. International dollar-volume goods exports rose 11.4% year-over-year to reach $4.22 billion...

B.C. adds 11,200 jobs in July, erasing previous month’s losses

B.C. overcame national trends, adding more full-time jobs

Lawsuit of the week: China Medical Technologies liquidators granted injunction to freeze former executive’s assets (Update)

Liquidators claim Zhu Feng was part of the management team at China Medical that perpetrated a US$521.8 million fraud

Penalty in fraud case doesn’t come close to covering losses, victim says

BCSC bans Paul Se Hui Oei from trading in province in connection with $15 million swindle

Credit-card companies vow to charge Canadian small businesses lower fees

Businesses with $5 million in credit-card transactions could save $25,000 per year

Who's being sued: August 7, 2018

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.