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Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings resume; double criminality takes centre stage

Crown, Huawei CFO to debate whether alleged crimes constitute arrestable offence in Canada

Huawei Canada spokesperson releases statement on Meng Wanzhou case

A Huawei Canada spokesperson has put out a video statement regarding the Meng Wanzhou case. "Huawei has consistently stated, as the case is before the court, it is inappropriate for us to give...

B.C. public corporate registry would be ‘game changer,’ says anti-money laundering coalition

But unchecked corporate trusts remain ‘a vehicle’ for dirty money in B.C., says NGO lobbyist Sasha Caldera for Publish What You Pay Canada

Who's getting sued: January 20, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 14, 2020. The information comes...

Embattled Richmond lawyer dropped by big bank, sued by another

Hong Guo faces three Law Society of B.C. citations. Hearing will explore allegations of professional misconduct related to the disappearance of $7.5 million from trust account

Crown, lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou expected to tangle over disclosure privilege in April

The two sides in the extradition hearing case facing Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou are expecting to battle over the issue of privilege – or one party’s right to refuse disclosure of...

Arrest delay could buttress Meng defence: lawyer

The extradition case of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou, slated to resume on January 20 in a Vancouver courtroom, may be resolved much quicker than the originally anticipated multi-year...

Supreme Court dismisses B.C.'s appeal on TMX

Highest court swiftly, unanimously rejects challenge by provincial government