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

WATCH NOW: Vancouver Mayoral Debate, originally streamed September 26

A debate by five leading candidates for the Vancouver mayoralty in the October 15 municipal election. Event was streamed live September 26 at 7 p.m. on YouTube. Candidates in alphabetical...

B.C. residents denied dismissal of massive alleged stock fraud case in Boston court

A Boston federal district court judge has tossed an application by six B.C. residents to dismiss civil fraud charges related to a complex $1 billion-plus trading arrangement

Who's getting sued: September 26, 2022

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 26, 2022

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 Sept. 14, 2022. The information comes...

A year later, Kenny Chiu reflects on 2021 election loss, political future

A year after losing his Steveston-Richmond East seat, former Conservative MP Kenny Chiu is pondering whether to make a comeback. “Tell me when the election is, and I'll tell you the answer,” Chiu...

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire. The Liberal government has...

Global markets fall sharply on worries about rates, economy

BEIJING — Stocks tumbled worldwide Friday on more signs the global economy is weakening, just as central banks raise the pressure even more with additional interest rate hikes. The S&P 500 fell...

Fees in licensed child care in B.C. to drop by up to $550 a month by Dec. 1

BURNABY, B.C. — Child-care fees in British Columbia are set to drop by up to $550 a month starting in December for children in licensed care for those in kindergarten and younger.  Jennifer...

Metro Vancouver gas prices to spike to nearly $2.19/L

Lower Mainland drivers may have hoped that yesterday's gas prices were a one-off. But the latest predictions from Gas Wizard suggest otherwise.  On Thursday, gas prices reached around 208.9 per...

Obstacles to enterprise irk local entrepreneurs

Businesses want commitment from municipal election candidates to tackle red tape