A perfect storm in Toronto and Vancouver housing markets, “a mixture of rising home prices, foreign money laundering, and an unregulated sub-prime lending system most Canadians don’t even know exists.”
When fortunate people cannot afford a low rung on the property ladder, the situation must change. Christy Clark and Rich Coleman may regularly shake hands with the province’s most wealthy residents but, the ground upon which they stand has grown dangerously unstable.
A Wall Street Journal story, repeated by The Australian and Financial News, other Rupert Murdoch News Corp properties, is apparently not worthy of coverage by Canadian media. I found no reference to […]
Andrew MacLeod provided the title above in a Thursday Tweet linking to his column in The Tyee. Slots on Ferries a Complicated Bet, Warned Finance Ministry: “After Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced […]
CTV Vancouver: Money laundering rampant in casinos, April 10, 2014 “Confidential documents are shedding light on a host of suspicious behaviour at B.C. casinos, where patrons routinely carry bags loaded with small […]
I’ve been examining the financial elements of legal gambling in British Columbia. Before looking at BCLC annual reports, I assumed the agency’s revenues had grown steadily. In fact, they show a distinctly […]
With BC Ferries planning to create a moving fleet of gaming houses, it’s worth re-reading this Northern Insight article from the summer of 2011.————————————————————– News item: Catherine Pope, reporting for Global News, August […]
Before the 2013 election, Premier Clark’s Liberals were involved in a feeding frenzy, working to grab maximum treasure from public wealth in case voters ended the opportunities.
B.C. Lottery Corp. seeks reversal of document order, CBC News, March 15, 2011 “The Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre (Fintrac), the federal money laundering watchdog, hit BCLC in 2010 with a $700,000 […]
Forget land costs, interest, management and operating expenses; BC Place still needs $2.5 million a month to break even. That represents amortization of recent renovation costs over 20 years. Of course, the […]
Recently, I was amused by a certain radio news-talk host angrily sputtering in response to callers’ claims that he was partial and passive in political coverage. He replied that, in a very […]
Gordon Campbell and PavCo’s David Podmore made an announcement in March 2010: “Downtown Vancouver is getting a new $450-million casino and hotel complex to anchor its new “entertainment epicentre,” B.C. Premier Gordon […]
In a deal negotiated in secrecy by BC Liberal insiders, taxpayers provide the financial muscle for a downtown development housing a mega-casino, built for a company with questionable capabilities and few credentials […]
VANCOUVER – John Horgan committed today to pulling the plug on BC Lottery Corporation’s online casino and focusing instead on responsible gaming, crime prevention and restoring gaming funding to charities and non-profit […]
The Gazetteer, fellow truth-seeker RossK, recapitulates the entire story that describes actions of the PurveyorsOfPublically-PromotedPleasurePalaces, or, as RossK also calls the story, Casino Royale. The evidence of influence peddling is clear, the […]
Readers can read a fine example demonstrating why I subscribed to Sean Holman’s Public Eye Online and why I asked others to offer similar support. BCLC chair had stake in Alberta casino […]