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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

Petition calls for housing speculation tax in BC budget and crackdown on money laundering, shady realtors

By ThinkPol Staff A petition has been launched to urge British Columbia’s NDP-led government to introduce a housing speculation tax along with a special taskforce to crackdown on money laundering and unethical practices by realtors in Metro Vancouver’s real estate

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

Unpaid tech workers frustrated over province’s “slow” response to Istuary scandal

By Lisa Tanh A Vancouver tech company that owes over a hundred employees millions of dollars has yet to pay up, and the workers are expressing frustration at the “slow” pace of the province’s efforts to recover unpaid wages. Istuary

BC’s real estate watchdog sues Real Estate Council for refusing to discipline Realtor

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Superintendent of Real Estate is suing the province’s Real Estate Council after the body that licences province’s realtors refused to discipline a licensee. The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) was setup in

Ottawa vague on helping City of Vancouver curb housing speculation

By Lisa Tanh The Government of Canada is releasing few details about federal measures to help City of Vancouver monitor and curb speculation in the housing market. On Nov. 29, Vancouver City Council approved their planning, urban design and sustainability

California, Oregon and Washington joining Canada? The west coast dream, one year on

By Drew Penner They live in the land of dreamers, but there’s at least one reverie U.S. West Coasters have a hard time believing in – joining Canada. That’s what we discovered when we headed south to ask Americans about

Canada moves a step closer to legalizing witchcraft, sorcery and fortune telling

By Will Young If you have ever dressed as Harry Potter or the Wicked Witch of the East for Halloween in Canada, you have committed a criminal offence. Section 365 of Canada’s criminal code currently makes it an offence to

Globalization fuels inequality, but social spending could soften the blow – OECD study

By Will Young Economic globalization, specifically international trade, leads to greater inequality with a country, but higher social protection spending may create a cushioning effect against rising income differences, according an OECD study. In Economic globalisation, inequality and the role

Canada’s “rip it and ship it” economy ill-prepared to shift towards sustainability, report finds

By Will Young Canada’s “rip it and ship it” economy that emphasizes extraction over of value-added processing and manufacturing has left the national lagging badly in innovation, in materials efficiency and recycling, according to an OECD report released today. OECD’s