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

B.C. inflation rate the highest in Canada, rises to 2.7% in April

What happened: B.C.’s inflation rate hit 2.7% while the national rate rose to 2% Why it matters: Inflation rising highest in parts of Canada with “most challenged local real estate markets and...

Who's getting sued: May 14, 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: May 14, 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 May 8, 2019. The information comes from a...

ICBC tweaks new, yet-to-be-released insurance rating model

Grace period introduced for those considering paying out a small claim

B.C. business resigned to union-friendly labour code changes

Greens an unlikely saviour for business, but could it cost them electorally?

Benefits and drawbacks to making a cannabis company publicly traded and owned

Now that the Canadian cannabis industry has hit the mainstream, private cannabis-related companies have the option of becoming a publicly traded and owned entity. By taking this path, it opens them...

B.C. adds 5,900 jobs in April as country posts highest gains in 43 years

What happened: B.C. adds 5,900 jobs to the provincial economy in April Why it matters: The province maintains the lowest unemployment rate in the country, putting further pressure on a tight labour...

Howe Street drama continues in Bridgemark stock scandal

Two penny stock promoters sparring over unpaid debt and control of a nearly worthless company

Tax evasion sentences upheld for couple claiming ‘natural persons’ exemption

Couple received $1.8 million in education course fees, paid no taxes