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 getting sued: September 25, 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.

Insider trading: September 25, 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 September 20, 2018. The information comes...

Housing construction increased in B.C. in August

B.C. housing starts rose for a second straight month in August. The increase partially stalled declining momentum during the first half of the year. Including rural areas, starts reached a...

Lawsuit of the week: Shoddy roofing work to blame for costly repairs to Terminal City Club elevators, strata claims

The strata corporation responsible for the Terminal City Club is suing Macbeth Roofing Corp., claiming shoddy work done to the club’s roof in the summer of 2016 caused water damage that rendered the...

Down year for Crown corporations after four years of growth

Revenue dropped 5.4% in fiscal 2017-18 after growing 94.5% over previous four years

Debate weighs hopes, fears for proportional representation in B.C.

Opponents highlight fears that proposed electoral overhaul could hand power to extremist parties

Duplex ploy a devious development decision from departing Vision

So, the lame duck has flipped the bird. Last week’s last-gasp Vision Vancouver rezoning of the city to permit duplexes and eventually more in our single-family housing neighbourhoods was a death-bed...

Ottawa asks NEB to reconsider Trans Mountain recommendations

Ottawa's directive comes after expansion project was dealt a major blow in August

B.C. housing prices, sales continue to slide

The year of discontent persists for the housing sector as the confluence of federal mortgage stress-testing measures, higher interest rates, provincial policy measures and buyer skittishness...

The business proposition for proportional representation

Surrey Board of Trade hosts discussion on the pros and cons of electoral reform in B.C.