Category Archives: Crime

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

Woman suing Twelve West over rape and cover up speaks up as nightclub denies incident

By Jennifer Wilson A Kamloops woman who alleges she was raped at Twelve West, a nightclub in Vancouver’s Granville district, has spoken publicly for the first time about her ongoing civil claim against the venue. In an interview with Thinkpol,

City of Vancouver resumes accepting @VISTRO11’s complaints following outcry

By Will Young When a Twitter user began reporting Aribnb listings to the City of Vancouver with their addresses, the social media staff behind @CityOfVancouver initially accepted the complaints. But then the City staff suddenly decided to demand personal information

Vancouver nightlife: Survivors share stories of rape, insiders decry “dark cloud” of sexual violence

By Will Young Survivors of sexual assault carried out by leading figures in Vancouver’s nightlife scene are sharing their stories and insiders are speaking out against a “dark cloud” of sexual violence hanging over the industry. A number of survivors

Vancouver nightclub sued over rape, destroying evidence

By Will Young A Kamloops, BC woman who says she was drugged and brutally raped at Vancouver’s Twelve West nightclub sued the business Thursday for negligence and destroying evidence of the incident. (ThinkPol does not identify victims of sexual assault