Economy, Law & Politics

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B.C. adds 4,400 jobs in December amid ‘so-so’ numbers for country

Province still squeaking out gains after prior 'rip-roaring' month

Economic outlook 2019: LNG Canada offsets real estate slowdown

B.C.'s growth could shift north as work on energy project begins

Embattled Richmond real estate lawyer Hong Guo faces second Law Society probe

Guo faces a second hearing to determine alleged conflict of interest and questionable statements to the regulator

ICBC interim rate hike approved by BCUC

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved ICBC’s request for a 6.3% interim rate increase, to go into effect April 1. The next step is a public review process. Members of the...

B.C. housing starts surge in November

B.C. housing starts rebounded following a two-month lull in November but the trend is anticipated to slow through 2019 as weaker housing demand leads developers and builders to curtail...

Canada needs to rethink anti-foreign investment rules: analysts

Canada’s shortcomings in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) are gaining a reputation in international markets, and experts say the main problem is an anti-FDI attitude that has bled into...

Who's getting sued: January 1, 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: January 1, 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 December 19, 2018. The information comes...

NAFTA 2.0’s rocky road ahead

Replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement likely won’t be implemented until 2020