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

Former NDP premier Glen Clark votes No on electoral reform

Clark wants accountability from the candidate he elects to office

Canadian economy grows 0.1% in August: StatsCan

Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.1% in August, beating analysts’ expectations of zero growth, according to new data from Statistics Canada. This is a tick lower than the 0.2%...

Who's getting sued: October 30, 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.

Future of Canada’s GDP performance fragile: report

Canada’s economy has grown steadily since 1980, but a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) says there are several factors that suggest it is on shaky...

City voters back raising the bar for prospective council candidates

One of the pervasive comments that stemmed from the 2018 municipal election in Vancouver was the daunting size of the ballot. Voters were asked to look at dozens of names for each office that was at...

Insider trading: October 30, 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 October 24, 2018. The information comes...

Getting down to business with the city's new mayor

Cannabis R&D among key destinations on Stewart’s economic road map for Vancouver

Infographic: The financial literacy problem in the U.S.

Strong financial skills translate into better job planning and retirement savings. This infographic breaks down how well Americans understand personal finances.   Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Creating a Road Map to Business Succession Planning

Effective business succession planning considers the big picture and looks ahead to the future

B.C. to ban corporate, union donations from recall campaigns

Province plans to introduce changes in time for recalls of MLAs elected in 2017