Category Archives: Economy

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 Crown’s decision to quash Mount Polley private prosecution met with anger

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Prosecution Service’s decision to dismiss the private prosecution of Mount Polley Mining Corporation over the province’s worst environmental disaster in history is being met with anger and disbelief. The Crown announced the decision to take

BC Liberals mocked for blaming ICBC crisis on six-month-old NDP govt

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians are mocking the BC Liberals after the party that ran the province for 16 years until last July blamed the six-month-old NDP government for the financial crisis faced by BC’s auto insurer. “The BC NDP

How Pemberton Music Festival continues to hammer Pandora

By Drew Penner It’s the season when artists are prepping their applications for music festival installation grants, food vendors are planning their merchandise offerings and headliners are cooking up those tracks they hope will dominate the airspace. But as event

BC Green leader to prod government into seizing homes of money launderers, tax evaders, real estate racketeers

By Drew Penner The BC Green party wants the province to start seizing the homes of foreign buyers involved in criminal activity as the NDP government waffles on the legality of such a move. In response to a ThinkPol article

Istuary CEO denies being in complete control of companies, asks court to remove certificates of pending litigation on homes

By ThinkPol Staff The CEO of a once high flying Vancouver tech incubator that went down in flames leaving employees and investors high and dry has is claiming that he has never been in complete control of the company, and,

Speculators targeting Richmond farmland threaten local food supply

By Lisa Tanh Speculative development is raising Richmond’s farmland prices and slowing down local food production says a grassroot organization fighting against this issue. Laura Gillanders, a Richmond resident and coordinator of FarmWatch, an organization that is focused on preserving

BC Greens piling pressure on NDP to ban foreign buyers in budget

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Green Party is piling pressure on the NDP minority government its propping up to follow New Zealand’s example and restrict foreign real estate ownership in the province in the upcoming budget. “Recently, we proposed we

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