Chinese family who tried to immigrate to Canada by purchasing property conned by friend, BC court case reveals

By ThinkPol Staff A family from China who tried to immigrate to Canada under British Columbia’s investor immigration program by purchasing lower mainland real estate ended up being cheated by their childhood friend, according to a recently concluded BC Supreme

Thousands expected at Vancouver housing rally today

By ThinkPol Staff Thousands of Vancouverites are preparing to brave freezing temperatures to join the affordable housing rally this afternoon in downtown Vancouver, to pressure British Columbia’s NDP government into taking action two days before Premier John Horgan and Finance

BC Liberal leader lobbied for a notorious American polluter, who ended up receiving an environmental hall pass from the province

By ThinkPol Staff The recently-elected BC Liberal reader once lobbied on behalf of a US company notorious for pollution, and the province ended up granting the energy company a hall pass to set up a facility in British Columbia bypassing

BC Liberals gave millions in tax rebates to scam company whose assets are being confiscated

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s director of civil forfeiture is taking action to confiscate properties and bank accounts associated with a fraudulent Vancouver financial company, which received million in tax rebates under the former BC Liberal government. The director is

Richmond realtor helps daughter make $205,000 profit through misconduct, receives $5,000 fine

By ThinkPol Staff A Richmond, BC realtor who helped her daughter make a $205,000 profit flipping a house obtained while committing professional misconduct has been fined $5,000 and will face no licence suspension. The Real Estate Council of BC found

BC Attorney General calls on BC Liberal leader to release suppressed 2014 ICBC report

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Attorney General is calling on the newly elected BC Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson to show leadership and release the original 2014 ICBC report the former BC Liberal government hid from the public. The BC

Richmond city official flipping condo for 2x within year

By ThinkPol Staff A Richmond city official is trying to flip a condo within a year of buying it at twice the price she paid for it, Thinkpol has found. City of Richmond Community Facility Co-ordinator Renata Turick bought the

Growing global movement calls for giving mother nature her rights

By Drew Penner The experience of growing up in Alberta, watching forests get cut down and lakes become polluted in the service of a petroleum industry that didn’t seem to funnel riches towards marginalized communities, is in the back of

NDP to reintroduce anti-SLAPP legislation killed by BC Liberals

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians will soon be able to once again speak up against big corporations on important issues without the fear of being silenced by costly strategic legal action intended to suppress public participation. BC Attorney General David

Vancouverites set to take to the streets demanding action on housing, crackdown on lawbreaking in real estate

By ThinkPol Staff Vancouverites are getting ready to take to the streets demanding the province to act on housing and crackdown on rampant speculation and criminal activity plaguing the the region’s real estate market. The first Rally for Affordable Housing