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Housing affordability is supposed to be improving – but few are buying it

Housing affordability is supposed to be improving – but few are buying it

The provincial government pats itself on the back, but the numbers say we’re headed in the wrong direction
When the Middle seems extreme

When the Middle seems extreme

Faced with a growing public health crisis, ideas that seemed radical even 10 years ago are being reconsidered – like legalizing street drugs.
Tax estates, feed the lawyers

Tax estates, feed the lawyers

How estate tax works in Canada and the US – and why raising it doesn’t help reduce inequality.
New technology will make carbon tax obsolete

New technology will make carbon tax obsolete

The free-market system, human ingenuity and investors and entrepreneurs seeking profits might be the solution
Who will guard the guardians themselves?

Who will guard the guardians themselves?

Making sense of the SNC-Lavalin affair
Why the mortgage stress test makes perfect sense

Why the mortgage stress test makes perfect sense

What’s wrong with protecting people from financial default? What's wrong with cooling housing prices?
Pattullo Bridge labour agreement robs Peter to pay Paul

Pattullo Bridge labour agreement robs Peter to pay Paul

Who's really benefiting from the NDP's Community Benefit Agreements?
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 7

UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 7

Jody and George turn their attention to another Plecas report -- oh yes -- there's another Plecas report. But hey: there was also a provincial budget, some craziness in Ottawa, and a little oil pipeline that got approved. All food for thought in a snowy Vancouver this week.
New destinations for new generations

New destinations for new generations

The Price is Right on emerging travel trends.
#BCPOLI Hotstove: Budget 2019 Lockup Lockdown

#BCPOLI Hotstove: Budget 2019 Lockup Lockdown

Recorded on Maclean Kay's budget-conscious laptop, the video and sound are low quality. But the banter? World class.