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

Crime and safety to be key issue in elections across Metro Vancouver

Theft and vandalism raising retailer alarm, tarnishing Vancouver’s international reputation

Vancouver businesses beg for red-tape relief

Regulatory roadblocks, weaponized tax regime, lack of communication cited as biggest problems for local entrepreneurs

Why COVID-19 killed more in some Canadian neighbourhoods than others

A Statistics Canada study found that in 2020, Canadian neighbourhoods with higher concentrations of seniors died at a rate nearly six times higher than the Canadian average; in immigrant dominated...

Public servants fighting COVID vaccine mandate go up against unions

B.C. public service workers' lawyer will argue that unions failed to represent them

Man charged in 2017 East Richmond murder

Suspect in his late 70s is accused of the second-degree murder of man whose body was found in March 2017 near Fraserwood Park

Who's getting sued: May 9, 2022

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 9, 2022

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 April 27, 2022. The information comes...

B.C. broker siphoned $2M to fund his Okanagan estate, regulator alleges

Jeffrey Rutledge is scheduled to appear before a regulatory panel on May 26.

Missing woman’s remains found at Shaughnessy mansion

Vancouver police confirm discovery of body of Indigenous Saskatchewan woman Chelsea Poorman

Cullen Commission final report delayed again

Findings of probe into money laundering in B.C. now set to be given to BC NDP cabinet on June 3