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: May 21, 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: May 21, 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 May 15, 2019. The information comes from...

Tariff relief not enough to slow growing global trade tensions

While this stage of the North American trade war has been settled we might have won the battle but not the global trade war.  U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canadian imports  are expected to be...

"Hallelujah" responds B.C. manufacture to tariff elimination

After nearly a year long trade war with our neighbours to the south, the white flags have been raised on both sides the boarder and a cease fire has been struck. The tariffs imposed by the U.S last...

Home sales continue to slide in Lower Mainland

April brought no joy for the real estate sector as the housing market recession in the Lower Mainland deepened. Multiple Listing Service home sales in the combined Metro Vancouver and...

$370k ‘resignation benefit’ for now retired Legislature clerk should be investigated: McLachlin report

The benefit was drafted by clerk Craig James but rescinded by Speaker Darryl Plecas. However, report finds administrative authority is unclear

B.C.-Alberta trade relationship worth $30b: study

What happened: New report concludes feuding B.C. and Alberta have the ‘closest economic ties’ among any two provinces Why it matters: Strains between the neighbouring provinces are growing amidst a...

Inventor says taxman has ruined his life and business

Trudeau’s office, minister, taxpayers’ ombudsman passing the buck

B.C. government announces probe of money laundering

Public inquiry expected to produce report on problem by May 2021