Category Archives: Crime

Corruption watchdog calls for public beneficial ownership registry

By ThinkPol Staff The world’s leading corruption watchdog is urging Canada to create a publicly accessible beneficial ownership registry to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. Transparency International Canada Senior Advisor Denis Meunier made the call during his testimony to

Vancouver police not keen to crack down on Airbnb pop-up brothels

By Drew Penner For those of us raised on school films that took us through skid row, and fictional mayor Dominic Da Vinci’s introduction of a red-light district on CBC, we realize Vancouver’s a city with unique problems requiring innovative

Andrew Wilkinson: The big tobacco defender demonizing pot

By Drew Penner British Columbia’s Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson’s recent comments to the media on the “troublesome” nature of the weed business have raised concerns among some residents excited about the coming public influx of cannabis cash. The BC Liberal

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

BC can legally seize lawbreaking foreign buyers’ homes, lawyer says

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia government can legally seize the homes of a group of foreign buyers whose immigration fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, money laundering and a host of other illegal activities came to light in a recent

BC Green leader calls for seizing homes of foreign buyers involved in immigration fraud, tax evasion, money laundering

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Green Party Leader has called for seizing the homes of a group of foreign buyers whose immigration fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and a host of other illegal activities came to light in a recent

Realtor aided and abetted foreign buyers’ immigration fraud and forgery, judgement reveals

By ThinkPol staff A Vancouver realtor and his wife aided and abetted foreign buyers in committing immigration fraud and forgery, according a recently delivered judgement in a case between two feuding families from China battling over the ownership of multiple

Equifax facing BC class action over data breach

By ThinkPol Staff A British Columbian has launched a proposed provincial class action suit against the credit reporting bureau Equifax over the data breach that compromised personal information of thousands of Canadians. Joshua Temple of Tofino, BC, is bringing this

BC Liberals urged to return dirty donations from fraudster

The BC Liberal party is being asked to return “dirty” donations once again. Following fraud charges against prominent BC Liberal donor Paul Oei, the Liberal Party are being asked to return all of his donations. IntegrityBC, a non-partisan and non-profit organization, discovered

Real estate developer nailed for tax evasion

By ThinkPol Staff A Metro Vancouver real estate developer has been sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $42,950 for tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency says. Harpreet Kaur Sidhu of Burnaby, British Columbia, the sole director and shareholder of