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

Bull or bear? Stock market maintains momentum

Q&A  | Downturn not yet on the radar despite Canadian debt and economic uncertainty, says Raymond James Ltd. vice-president Lori Pinkowski

Bull or bear: Bullish on the long-term market

Q&A | Fundamentals are strong though Canada is vulnerable, says Murray Leith, executive VP and director of investment research for Odlum Brown

B.C. municipal leaders push for passenger rail extension, restrictions on raw log exports

UBCM delegates urge government, Via Rail to work together toward providing passenger service from North Vancouver to Prince George

Bull or Bear? Canadian economy approaching a precipice

Any projection of the Canadian economy’s trajectory depends heavily upon one’s outlook for the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. If the United States and Canada renew...

Bull or Bear? NAFTA, China offer bulwarks against market decline

Chances are good that the American “bull run” in equities will continue in 2019, though gains will moderate from 2017 to 2018. The U.S. bull market since the Great Recession of 2008-09 has been the...

Bull or Bear? Downturn not far off, warns B.C. expert

Q&A | Jock Finlayson, Business Council of BC executive vice-president and chief policy officer, says Canadian policies helping turn boom to bust

Bull or Bear? Market ripe for change, economist says

Q&A | Equity markets threatened by inflation, interest rates, according to Matthew Stewart, director of economics for the Conference Board of Canada

Who's getting sued: September 18, 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 yet to be tested or proven in court.

Lawsuit of the week: Air Canada mobile app data breach spurs class action for Privacy Act violations

After announcing a data breach of its mobile app potentially allowing unauthorized access to up to 20,000 accounts, Air Canada faces a class action for Privacy Act violations.

Insider trading: September 18, 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 September 13, 2018. The information comes...