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

Government spending could offset deficit downsides

Economists highlight what role public debt has in sustaining the private sector

Vancouver man sentenced to jail for Craigslist securities fraud and skipping trial

A man arrested in Toronto last year after not appearing for trial on B.C. Securities Act charges has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Won Sang Shen “Craig” Cho (also known as “Jae Kim”) pleaded...

What B.C. businesses want from 2019 federal budget

Highlights from the nearly 500 briefs submitted to Canada’s pre-budget consultation

Vancouver businessman David Sidoo charged in U.S. college bribery scandal

Former CFL player is among more than 40 people charged in alleged conspiracy to fraudulently secure student admissions to post secondary institutions

Pipelines continue to galvanize Canada’s political landscape

Poll shows resurgence of western alienation over resource projects

Who's getting sued: March 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: March 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 March 6, 2019. The information comes from...

Major projects set to buoy B.C. economy

B.C.’s economy is set for a flurry of investment spending as major projects in the province get underway and construction ramps up. The latest Statistics Canada Capital and Repair Expenditures...

City of North Vancouver mulls financial disclosure requirement for top officials

Proposed bylaw follows naming of former chief administrator as respondent in BCSC investigation of alleged illegal stock scheme