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

Bridging the Asian cannabis cultural divide in B.C.

Canadian cannabis sector reaches out to minority groups for support, investment and product acceptance, but reactions within those communities vary radically

Who's getting sued: November 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.

Insider trading: November 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 November 7, 2018. The information comes...

Feds mull break for businesses on equipment deductions

Federal finance minister’s Nov. 21 update will address Canadian business competitiveness

Electoral reform, or Wheel of Fortune?

John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson go toe-to-toe in debate on electoral reform

Expert sees long road ahead in settling Aboriginal law

If issues such as Aboriginal title make process seem like a never-ending story, it’s because it is, says lawyer Tom Isaac

B.C. weekly earnings, small-business confidence rise

Paycheques in B.C. fattened in August as average weekly wage earnings rose 0.9% to $981, exceeding the national increase of 0.6%. This followed an increase of 0.8% in July. At 4.1%, year-over-year...

Insurance group officers committed $47m investment fraud, alleges BCSC

The top officers of FS Financial Strategies Inc. and related companies in the FS Insurance group allegedly defrauded investors of $47 million between 2012 and 2017 by failing to tell them to fully...

Cannabis legalization creates legal minefield for business

Due diligence and professional consultation may be needed to sidestep pitfalls