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

Adviser’s rocky investment drained North Vancouver couple’s retirement savings: regulator

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada turns scrutiny on investment in a junior mining exploration company

Canadian businesses blast Yellow Pages' ad practices

Hundreds of business owners warn buyers to beware of signing up for ad services

Who's getting sued: January 15, 2019

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: January 15, 2019

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 January 9, 2019. The information comes...

New year, new business and residential tax burden

Changes from all levels of government are set to complicate operations for B.C. employers

BridgeMark’s cannabis, crypto and mining stock scandal expands to Alberta

So-called consultants bought $6.5 million shares of Prize Mining Corp. but were handed back marketing contracts worth $5.5 million

Updated: Court battle heats up over forfeiture of alleged money laundering assets

$2.3 million home and $2.1 million cash highlight the assets frozen by RCMP E Division in relation to Silver International

First Nation takes feds to court over salmon farms

Federal claim filed, despite promise by province to phase out fish farms in Broughton Archipelago

B.C. population rises above five million

B.C. hit a new milestone as its population surpassed five million people for the first time on record as of October 1, 2018. At 5,017,000 million persons, B.C.’s population rose by 24,635 persons...