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

B.C. inflation rate eases to 2.5% in September

Despite unexpected national slowdown, TD economist says latest numbers won't affect central bank's decision-making

Smaller national and/or global companies outpacing their larger counterparts in growth

The larger national and/or global companies in British Columbia on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 National and/or Global Companies operating in B.C list (pages 22, 24, 26, 27 and 28) have scaled...

Regional transportation a key issue for municipal election voters

As the official date for municipal elections in British Columbia draws near, discussions about housing have dominated most candidate meetings and debates across the Lower Mainland. But, depending on...

Goods production helps drive B.C. job gains

B.C. employment surged in September, marking a fourth consecutive monthly increase, after a weak first half. Estimated employment rose by 33,300 persons, up 1.3% from August. Gains were propelled by...

Cannabis Q &A

Legalization comes with plenty of new laws

Legalization could spark cannabis capital infusion

Some investors eyeing post-legalization market might cash out if they abide by the investment maxim ‘Buy on rumour, sell on news’

Lawsuit of the week: Class action lawsuit claims Shaw engaged in an ‘unlawful pricing scheme’ that favoured Cantonese and Mandarin speakers

Shaw Communications Inc. and Shaw Cablesystems GP face a class action over an alleged “unlawful pricing scheme” under which the cable giant offered lower rates to Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking...

Who's getting sued: October 16, 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 yet to be tested or proven in court.

Insider trading: October 16, 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 October 10, 2018. The information comes...

Infographic: A visual guide to business financial statements

What is the difference between a balance sheet, an income statement and a statement of cash flows? This infographic explains what components are found in each one.   Courtesy of: Visual...