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Chinese family who tried to immigrate to Canada by purchasing property conned by friend, BC court case reveals

By ThinkPol Staff A family from China who tried to immigrate to Canada under British Columbia’s investor immigration program by purchasing lower mainland real estate ended up being cheated by their childhood friend, according to a recently concluded BC Supreme

BC Liberal leader lobbied for a notorious American polluter, who ended up receiving an environmental hall pass from the province

By ThinkPol Staff The recently-elected BC Liberal reader once lobbied on behalf of a US company notorious for pollution, and the province ended up granting the energy company a hall pass to set up a facility in British Columbia bypassing

BC Liberal leader batted for big tobacco against BC

By ThinkPol Staff The newly-elected BC Liberal leader once acted for multinational tobacco companies against British Columbia, as the province sought to recover billions of dollars spent out of the public health-care budget to treat people with smoking-related diseases such

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

Vancouver’s economy to cool over next two years

By Will Young Vancouver’s real GDP growth is forecast to ease from 4.1 per cent in 2016 to 3.2 per cent in 2017, with an even more modest 2.5 per cent advance expected for 2018, according to a report by

Fake Richmond “winery” sours business relationship leading to violence

By Amy Chen The troubled Richmond, BC-based fake “winery” accused of selling counterfeit ice wine to China created a rift between its owners and their business partners leading to violence, according to court documents. Ying Hua Yu and Tao Li

Christy Clark’s BC Liberals overpaid favoured donor $572 million to build bridge

By Amy Chen The former BC Liberal government under Christy Clark overpaid party donor Kiewit/Flatiron General Partnership more than half a billion dollars for the Port Mann Bridge project, documents reveal. While bridge was to be built under a fixed-price