National Newswatch

B.C. attorney general orders ICBC to investigate claims linked to casino money-laundering probe

Nov 29 2017 — Sam Cooper — B.C. Attorney General David Eby has ordered ICBC to investigate a number of car accident and injury claim cases after reviewing an investigative report provided by Postmedia News. Postmedia’s review of civil forfeiture cases involving a Vancouver used auto dealer, and numerous individual car accident and ICBC claims cases, points to a network of individuals […]

Clark, Wat met Hong Kong developers, while foreign investor debate roiled B.C.

Nov 14 2017 — Sam Cooper — In 2015, as home prices skyrocketed in Vancouver, then B.C. premier Christy Clark and then trade minister Teresa Wat held intimate meetings with Hong Kong developers and donors who had billions invested in Vancouver property. They wanted to know if Clark’s government would intervene in the market to reduce prices, according to documents obtained by […]

NDP asks PM Justin Trudeau to review lawsuits against Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido

Dec 14 2016 — Sam Cooper — The NDP has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to investigate the case of Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido, who has been sued by Chinese investors in connection with an immigration investment fraud case. Plaintiff Yicheng Jiang alleges a group of seven investors were persuaded by B.C. immigration entrepreneur Paul Oei to use illegal underground banking transactions […]

Richmond MP has law firm website changed after ethical questions asked

Oct 13 2016 — Sam Cooper — A Vancouver law firm that bears the name of Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido has removed from the firm’s website “inaccurate information about his level of involvement” with the firm, and photos of Peschisolido posing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Until last week, Peschisolido & Chung Law Corporation advertised that it is a Sino-Canadian business that […]

Vancouver man accused of defrauding Chinese immigrants sponsored lunch with Justin Trudeau

Sep 30 2016 — Sam Cooper — A few months before being elected prime minister, Justin Trudeau was the featured speaker at a Richmond business lunch sponsored by a company of a Vancouver immigration consultant accused of defrauding Chinese immigrant investors. Paul Oei, accused Monday by the B.C. Securities Commission of perpetrating “a fraudulent scheme” through several investment companies, is the sole […]

Christy Clark’s jobs plan a bust, new report says

Jan 9 2014 — Sam Cooper — Premier Christy Clark’s jobs plan is a bust, according to a new report that points to a troubling plunge in private-sector employment in 2013. While B.C. has added jobs since Clark announced her plan in late 2011, most of the gains are due to 20,000 new public-sector jobs, economist and report author Iglika Ivanova said […]