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Frank Giustra, one of Canada’s most prominent business leaders, has in the last decade turned a large part of his attention to philanthropy. He talks in-depth with Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver, about his mission to give back, about the lessons he learned in business that he can apply to this new chapter, and about the global context for his contributions. See more at https://biv.com/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Peter German, the former RCMP deputy commissioner and former Corrections Services deputy commissioner, has chronicled the extent of money laundering in British Columbia casinos. In his newly released report for the provincial government, he identifies weaknesses in the system and prescribes measures to reduce crime. In this episode of the BIV Interview, he talks about his career and the report with Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's BIV interview, editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe sits down with Grosvenor Americas CEO Andrew Bibby (0:09) talks to BIV editor in chief Kirk LaPointe about his life and times, his perspective on the city, his passion for rugby, and his plans for the future. Find Business in Vancouver stories like this on https://biv.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's BIV interview, editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe sits down with Travis Lupick, a journalist with Georgia Straight and the Author of a new book, Fighting for Space, How a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction. The pair discuss the social and health crisis that we have and how it intersects with our economy. See more of Kirk's commentary at https://biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's BIV interview, editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe sits down with NAFTA Advisory Council member and former Conservative minister of industry, James Moore, who offers insights on trade, Trudeau and the Tories. See more of Kirk's commentary at https://biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's BIV interview, editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe sits down with B.C. legislative journalists Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman to discuss last year’s provincial election as chronicled in their best-selling book, A Matter of Confidence. See more of Kirk's commentary at https://biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 169: Vacancy

Episode 169: Vacancy

2018-04-2611:27

On today's show, BIV's Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin discuss the amount of empty storefronts in the city. Later the pair discuss how Facebook's stock is fairing after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. To see more of Tyler's and Hayley's reporting go to www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV's Hayley Woodin teases what Business in Vancouver has in store for its audio content. For more of Hayley's stories go to www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's podcast, BIV's Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin are joined by Patrick Blennerhassett to discuss his resent story about a new study that found that millennials are twice as likely as baby boomers to pick investment options dedicated to “solving social or environmental problems.” Later, they discuss a tale of two cities: Toys "R" Us and Toys "R" Us Canada. A Toronto company came forward as the lone qualified bidder to take over the Canadian side of the company. Finally, the trio discuss a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer warning that governments shouldn't overestimate the potential revenue from cannabis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporters Hayley Woodin and Albert Van Santvoort discuss the difficulties of trade, both provincially and federally. The pair discuss the Supreme Court Case ruling that ruled that provincial government can place quantity restriction on the interprovincial import of alcohol. Later the duo discuss difficulties with facing NAFTA renegotiations. Finally, Hayley talks about here month reporting abroad in South Asia and her Q&A with Petronas CEO, Anuar Taib. See more of Hayley's and Albert's reporting at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporters Hayley Woodin and Nelson Bennett sit down with Lesley Marks, chief investment strategist with BMO private banking, and Doug Porter, chief economist with BMO financial group, to discuss the economic and investment impact of the strong Canadian dollar, ongoing NAFTA anxiety and the Trans Mountain pipeline. For more of Hayley's and Nelson's reporting go to www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporters Hayley Woodin and Patrick Blennerhassett discuss the upcoming Surrey municipal elections after the announcement that Mayor Linda Hepner won't seek re-election. Later, the pair discuss new Alberta legislation that gives the provincial government power to restrict oil exports. Finally the duo talk about the how the U.S. is hoping to get Canada to budge on supply management of the dairy industry in NAFTA talks. For more of Hayley's and Patrick's reporting go to www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV's Kirk LaPointe sits down with B.C. legislative journalists Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman to discuss last year’s provincial election as chronicled in their best-selling book, A Matter of Confidence. To see more of Kirk's commentary at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV's Tyler Orton is joined by U.K. secretary of state for international trade Liam Fox to discuss Brexit, CETA and the future of Canada-U.K. trade. To See more of Tyler's reporting go to www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, reporters Tyler Orton and Patrick Blennerhassett discuss the third largest construction start in the province, the G3 Grain Terminal in Vancouver. The pair discuss how the $600 million project does not have as many local benefits as it may have once had. Later, the pair talk about the Vancouver startup, Avigilon, that was purchased by Motorola for US$1 billion, making it a rare Vancouver based unicorn company. For more of Tyler's and Patrick's reporting visit www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporter Tyler Orton and Editor-in-cheif Kirk LaPointe sit down with RBC senior economist Robert Hogue discusses why Vancouver’s housing affordability has reached an all-time low, according to a new report. For more of Tyler's reporting and Kirk's commentary visit www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV's Tyler Orton discuss how technology is changing the workforce. First, Tyler sits down with RBC’s senior vice-president, office of the CEO, John Stackhouse who explains why half of jobs in Canada stand to be impacted by automation within the next decade and how younger generations can prepare, according to the bank’s new Humans Wanted report. Later, Tyler talks to Rocky Ozaki, vice-president of community at the BC Tech Association and co-founder of Now Innovation, who weighs in on how teams will work differently and what soft skills you should cultivate. See more of Tyler's reporting at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporters Tyler Orton and Patrick Blennerhassett discuss how applying housing taxes sporadically may affect the housing market. Later, the pair talk about how attitudes are changing around internet privacy. See more of Tyler's reporting at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV's Tyler Orton sits down with the C.D. Howe Institute’s Steve Ambler to discuss how Canada’s aging population might actually be the underlying cause behind the country’s underwhelming inflation numbers. See more of Tyler's reporting at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's show, BIV reporter Tyler Orton is joined by Patrick Blennerhassett to discuss the fallout from the B.C. government's housing speculation tax. Later, the pair discuss the development of the entertainment industry in Vancouver and why the city has so few T.V. writing rooms. See more of Tyler's and Patrick's reporting at www.biv.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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