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: November 12, 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: November 12, 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 November 6, 2019. The information comes...

Is your business in good hands in the event of retirement or death?

Your business may be thriving; it may even be your whole world, but it won’t always have you to steer the ship. Planning for an eventual transfer of ownership of your business when you “retire” is...

B.C. adds 15,300 jobs in October, reversing months of losses

What happened: B.C.’s unemployment rate fell as the province added thousands of new jobs in October. Why it matters: The West Coast piled up four consecutive months of losses. B.C. is correcting...

Retail sales rise after months of declines

B.C. retailers posted a decent pickup in August sales, but the trend continued to signal soft consumer spending. Retail spending at bricks-and-mortar stores rose 0.8% from July to a seasonally...

Small businesses caught in legal missing middle

Business lawyers examine access-to-justice issues for companies in B.C.

Toronto-based CBGF set to back more B.C. businesses

Canadian Business Growth Fund finds bright opportunities in British Columbia

Money-laundering inquiry rolls into Richmond

The money-laundering public inquiry rolls into Richmond on Thursday, with the biggest crowd of the series expected. Two such public meetings have already been hosted, in Vancouver and Kelowna, with...

BCSC set to get new tools to target fraud

B.C. government has introduced a bill to revamp the Securities Act