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

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

Rob Shaw: BC NDP takes another step in its drug decriminalization experiment

Opposition BC United say the program lacks the necessary 'guard rails'

Who’s Suing Whom: June 2, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court

Carson Binda: Time for the Eby government to reduce the worst of our taxes

Many taxes make British Columbia unnecessarily unaffordable and uncompetitive