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 Suing Whom: June 5, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court

BoC may have to raise rates again this summer given recent momentum, economists say

Statistics Canada recently reported real gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 3.1 per cent during the first quarter

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week (June 5-9)

The the BoC's latest rates decision to the May jobs numbers from StatCan, and more

Top business stories of the week (May 29 to June 2)

B.C.’s opioid crisis, ongoing delays for condo developments, health-care headaches and more 

Salmon farming an economic anchor for Kitasoo-Xai’xais

Councillor worries wholesale closure of salmon farms would return his people to poverty

Robin Silvester to leave Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO post

Silvester had led Canada's largest port authority for 14 years

In the Courts: B.C. real estate firm defamed former associates, judge finds

Letter to tenants and owners made false implications that associates acted improperly and dishonestly, according to recent decision

Wildfires, other extreme weather driving insurance costs up over time: experts

'When you have a loss, it's more expensive now than it's ever been,' says insurance expert

Fraser Health Authority chair, once B.C.’s outspoken top labour leader, cancels interview

The Fraser Health Authority cancelled an interview with Jim Sinclair amid mounting concerns about staffing shortages at local hospitals

TransLink Mayors’ Council reveals Ottawa trip cost, says two more trips proposed for fall

A delegation flew to the capital in May to lobby for funding support for regional transportation infrastructure