Category Archives: Crime

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

Editor’s note: The sexual assault survivor in this story has withdrawn their consent to make their identity public. ThinkPol respects their decision to do so, and as such, has decided to remove this story from publication.

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

Surrey Creep Catchers chief being sued again for defamation

By Amy Chen The president of the controversial Surrey Creep Catchers vigilante group is facing yet another defamation lawsuit, this time for allegedly falsely accusing a Chilliwack man of trying to procure sex from a minor. According to the suit

“Don’t blame Trump for Quebec,” Canadians blame their own right-wing leaders for mosque massacre

Canadians are blaming their own right-wing leaders, not the United States President Donald Trump, for the shooting by a suspected far-right-inspired attacker Alexandre Bissonette at a mosque in Quebec that left six people dead and five others critically wounded. “No,

Harper prosecution fund hits $20K

A fund set up by a democracy watchdog to launch a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, members of his Prime Minister’s Office, and officials of his Conservative Party of Canada has reached the $20,000 mark. There has

Citizens should launch private prosecution against Harper

By Jeremy Smith Ontario Justice Charles Vaillancourt’s ruling makes it clear who the guilty party in the Senator Mike Duffy’s trial is: Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Nigel Wright and the rest of Harper’s PMO. If the Crown Prosecutor is

Liberals reinstate Canada’s prison watchdog fired by Harper government

Canada’s prison ombudsman, who was quietly fired by the Conservatives for being critical of the Harper government’s treatment of prisoners, is being reinstated by the Liberal Government. “Today, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Howard Sapers has agreed to