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Andrew Wilkinson on his party's renewal

16:32 | Jul 12th

Andrew Wilkinson, the leader of the BC Liberals, talks about party renewal and the challenges of leadership, in conversation with BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe.
Why Vancouver’s Cantonese revitalization matters for business

18:45 | Jul 11th

On BIV Today… If you’ve considered learning Chinese for business, you may want to consider learning Cantonese over Mandarin – or both. A new research project from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada explores language trends in global Chinese com...Show More
What are businesses looking for in the 2019 election?

29:32 | Jul 10th

On BIV Today... Canadian Business and the Federal Election: Which issues are important to business in the election campaign? Which parties have the best plans on various issues? Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce,...Show More
Canada-China relations: “We’ll have a reset”

39:06 | Jul 9th

On BIV Today… The Greater China director of the Asia Business Trade Association assesses where the Canada-China relationship stands. Brett Stephenson (0:59) argues U.S.-China relations are witnessing a long-term structural decline, one with implic...Show More
Canadian shoppers vs. our southern neighbours

29:32 | Jul 8th

On BIV Today... June home sales have plummeted to lows not seen in that month since 2000 — so where does that leave the market moving forward? Dane Eitel (1:00) of Eitel Insights breaks down the latest data for Vancouver and offers investment advi...Show More
Who is ready to capture global wealth growth?

19:38 | Jul 5th

On BIV Today… “It’s not a time to be average,” says Anna Zakrzewski, the global leader in wealth management for Boston Consulting Group. She joins the show to talk about the trends highlighted in BCG’s new report Global Wealth 2019: Reigniting Rad...Show More
Taking the temperature of tech investment in B.C.

21:04 | Jul 4th

On BIV Today... Maria Pacella of PenderFund Capital Management sits down with Business in Vancouver to tackle the current state of B.C.’s tech industry, from investments in inflection stage companies to the growth possibilities that could sprout o...Show More
Business titan turn philanthropist with Frank Giustra

53:37 | Jul 3rd

On BIV Today... 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 ...Show More
Are pets the next big market for cannabis?

24:12 | Jul 2nd

On BIV Today... Are pets the next big market for the cannabis industry? Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton breaks down Health Canada’s efforts to consider a new category from products before delving into B.C.’s monopoly on online sales and whether priva...Show More
British Columbians coming around on Trans Mountain

15:57 | Jun 28th

On BIV Today... The Trans Mountain pipeline project gets a lot of negative attention, but a new poll indicates strong British Columbian and even Greater Vancouver support for it. Still there are concerns among supporters. Mario Canseco, president ...Show More
The state of Vancouver’s downtown core

32:00 | Jun 27th

On BIV Today… The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association released its inaugural State of Downtown report this month. DVBIA CEO Charles Gauthier discusses the state of the city’s downtown economy and its impressive growth. Asia 360 exa...Show More
Millennials are changing the way we invest

19:42 | Jun 26th

On BIV Today... What do millennials want? Specifically, what do millennials who self-direct their investments want? The annual study on self-directed investment in Canada is out from J.D. Power, the global market information research firm, and it ...Show More
Facebook’s Libra might liberate your data privacy

22:18 | Jun 25th

On BIV Today… This week, the show’s tech panel tackles Tesla, Facebook, Apple and Walmart. Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society CEO Linda Fawcus examine Facebook’s global currency ambition, and what it means for your privacy. For ...Show More
Retail’s failed experiments and innovative “experiences”

11:42 | Jun 24th

On BIV Today... Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson delves into all the latest industry news, including why the rising cost of groceries could become an election isses, Lululemon closing its only men’s-only outlets and the latest efforts to turn stor...Show More
Has Vancouver's real estate market bottomed out yet?

24:24 | Jun 21st

On BIV Today... Detached home prices hit a five-year low in May — has the market finally reached its nadir? Dane Eitel of Eitel Insights breaks down new data to explain why buyers and sellers may still wish to act with caution. Then, Lisa McGuire ...Show More
Is Canadian retail really dead?

23:12 | Jun 20th

On BIV Today... Altus Group’s Ray Wong (1:08) joins the BIV Today podcast to break down how brick-and-mortar retail outlets are evolving to compete with e-commerce shakeups. Then, Chinatown House executive director Minna Van (14:53) discusses the...Show More
Cannabis 2.0 is around the corner

19:11 | Jun 19th

On BIV Today... Dan Sutton, president of the cannabis producer Tantalus Labs, discusses the new wave of regulations to introduce edibles and beverages to the cannabis product line and their implications for the consumer and the industry. He is in ...Show More
Deepfakes and foldable mistakes

09:47 | Jun 18th

On BIV Today... BIV’s tech panel featuring Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and Gluu’s Linda Fawcus delve into Facebook’s deepfake dilemma ahead of upcoming elections as well as Huawei following Samsung by delaying the release of its foldable phone. Finall...Show More
Real estate policies “a web that is impossible to weave”

18:21 | Jun 17th

On BIV Today... Cressey Development Group vice-president Jason Turcotte lends insight into the Metro Vancouver real estate market. Many buyers are taking a wait-and-see approach to the market, while certain housing types and communities are seeing...Show More
What about a childcare plan?

19:33 | Jun 14th

On BIV Today... Public research firm leader Mario Canseco, president of Researchco, talks about Canadian attitudes toward child care and Donald Trump. He is in conversation with BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See more at https://biv.com/
How Canadians feel about Chinese tech FDI

12:42 | Jun 13th

On BIV Today… Jeff Reeves, vice-president of research at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, breaks down the foundation’s new National Opinion Poll on Canadian feelings toward high-tech investments from Asia. In the latest Asia 360 segment, ...Show More
Economic headwinds, onerous legislation, and an uncertain trade picture

24:07 | Jun 12th

On BIV Today... Economic headwinds, onerous legislation, and an uncertain trade picture are the topics for discussion with the president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Dennis Darby. He joins BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe for a con...Show More
Why Canada’s trade problems are deeper than China

38:20 | Jun 11th

On BIV Today… Canada’s trade problems go much deeper than challenges with China, says Carlo Dade (1:15), director of the Canada West Foundation’s trade and investment centre. Canada and Canadian businesses will need to adapt to a world where 2 ...Show More
"No question" laundered money is being spent in stores: Retail insider

27:46 | Jun 10th

On BIV Today... Money laundering, luxury retail and banning single-use plastics. On BIV Today, Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson reviews the latest trends and stories from Canada’s retail sector.  In this episode, Patterson discusses how retaile...Show More
Tantalus takes on infused beverages

23:00 | Jun 7th

On BIV Today... The ideal cannabis-infused beverage has yet to be perfected, says Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:11). He tells Hayley Woodin about the opportunities in a space Deloitte estimates could be worth $529 million in Canada. He also shar...Show More
Clean revenues power economic growth

33:42 | Jun 6th

On BIV Today… The latest Best 50 Corporate Citizens ranking from Corporate Knights (1:08) shows that Canada’s top corporate citizens earn more revenue from clean sources than the rest of corporate Canada. It also shows they outperform the average ...Show More
Trade challenges facing Canada

24:00 | Jun 5th

On BIV Today... Mairead Lavery, president of the Export Development Canada, in conversation on the world's trade challenges and their impact on Canada. She is in conversation with BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe.
What antitrust fears mean for ‘Big Tech'

17:40 | Jun 4th

BIV’s weekly tech panel discuss Apple’s privacy push – and the end of an era for iTunes.  Gluu Technology Society CEO Linda Fawcus and Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad also explore at where Amazon’s one-day shipping roll-out could lead, and what antitrust ...Show More
HP Canada CEO on diversity and gender equity

23:02 | Jun 3rd

HP Canada president and CEO Mary Ann Yule discusses the power of storytelling ahead of her roundtable discussion at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. Yule talks about her own experiences as a female leader in technology, and offers advice fo...Show More
Ride-sharing is coming

20:34 | May 31st

Ride-sharing is coming. Lyft will be among the entrants in British Columbia later this year, but several challenges remain as the province introduces the system. Aaron Zifkin, managing director of Canada for Lyft,discusses the emerging environment in...Show More
Canada ‘damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t’ in U.S.-China trade war

18:57 | May 30th

On BIV Today… Which countries are casualties in the U.S.-China trade dispute? Where are the winners? In the latest instalment of Asia 360, Jeff Reeves – vice-president of research with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – lends insight into ...Show More
Is Canada's economy enjoying too much protection from foreign competitors?

20:03 | May 29th

A new report from the conservative Fraser Institute think-tank examines the extent of protection from foreign competition in key industries. It concludes nearly one-third of the Canadian economy enjoys such protection. Vincent Geloso, senior fello...Show More
E-delivery a “win-win” for firms, investors

15:01 | May 28th

Regulatory communications in Canada’s investment industry are increasingly digital.  Ian Russell, president and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) discusses how this has affected shareholder participation. He also weighs in...Show More
Will the U.S.-China trade war hurt Canadian consumers?

23:25 | May 27th

Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson offers an update on Tim Hortons global expansion plans, how a U.S.-China trade war could leave Canadian consumers paying higher prices and efforts to make deliveries easier for shoppers — including drones.
Innovate BC’s Raghwa Gopal on Building Up the Tech Sector

20:33 | May 24th

On BIV Today... Raghwa Gopal, the new head of Innovate BC, discusses how his own history in the tech sector took him on path to leading the provincial Crown agency charged with facilitating development in the innovation economy. Tyler Orton hos...Show More
How Businesses Make Sustainability a Reality

29:26 | May 23rd

On BIV Today... Ahead of the first Sustainability Leadership Congress next month in Vancouver, Intengine founder Connie Linder discusses the challenges facing both consumers and businesses as they endeavour to become more sustainable. And are h...Show More
Electric vehicles take a bite out of traditional auto sector

18:59 | May 22nd

On BIV Today... Electric vehicle sales have increased dramatically this month with the arrival of extra government incentives. Blair Qualey, president of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C. talks about the issues related to the growth of this ...Show More
Women in Business: Dr. Carole Taylor (Part 4)

34:21 | May 21st

On the final episode of Business in Vancouver’s four-part Women in Business podcast series, sponsored by UBC Sauder School of Business…  Dr. Carole Taylor, British Columbia’s former finance minister and the current deputy chairman of the Trilatera...Show More
What Ottawa's "build-first" rules really mean for cannabis industry

22:57 | May 21st

On BIV Today... Are Health Canada’s new “build-first” rules destined to hurt craft cannabis producers? Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:26) joins BIV Today to discuss controversial regulations from Ottawa that could see more of the big producers do...Show More
How will money laundering affect the next provincial election?

20:28 | May 17th

On BIV Today... The provincial inquiry into money laundering enjoys wide public support, but how does the Horgan government handle the political opportunities and challenges of the probe? Mario Canseco, president of the Researchco public research ...Show More
How Workers Can Become “Robot-Proof”

25:45 | May 16th

On BIV Today... Northeastern University president and Robot-Proof author Joseph Aoun (1:31) joins the BIV Today podcast to discuss what it takes to prepare people for a changing workforce transformed by smart machines. And Vancouver’s high cost...Show More
The Age of Union with Dax Dasilva

32:21 | May 15th

On BIV Today... Dax Dasilva built Lightspeed into one of Canada's leading tech firms, offering retailers a suite of software to serve their needs. Increasingly he has turned his attention to supporting culture and a reflective environment for busi...Show More
Does Uber Have a Path to Profitability?

14:46 | May 14th

On BIV Today... The BIV tech panel featuring Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and Gluu’s Linda Fawcus delve into Uber’s underwhelming IPO, recent calls to break up Facebook and the appeal of robot butler. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.com/.
Women in Business: Catherine Warren (Part 3)

37:47 | May 13th

In the third instalment of our special four-part Women in Business podcast series, sponsored by UBC Sauder School of Business…  Throughout her career, Catherine Warren – CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) – has served in leadership pos...Show More
How tech is transforming retail

26:24 | May 13th

On BIV Today... Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson discusses the latest industry news, including MEC’s new CEO, the $225-million sale of a Vancouver mall, the future of Roots and Freshii’s recent struggles. Then, PwC’s Robert Coard breaks down ne...Show More
Is it crunch time for commercial real estate in Vancouver?

14:11 | May 10th

On BIV Today... Trez Capital senior vice-president Eric Horie offers insights into trends the commercial real estate sector in Greater Vancouver, including major constraints facing access to industrial land. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https...Show More
Drug-testing for cannabis in the workplace

08:16 | May 9th

On BIV Today... Nearly two-thirds of British Columbians believe employers should be able to administer drug tests now that cannabis has been legalized, according to a recent Research Co. survey. But how much legal basis is there for such tests? Bo...Show More
Real estate rollercoaster

18:20 | May 8th

On BIV Today... Dawn Desjardins, the deputy chief economist and vice president of Royal Bank, talks about the real estate market conditions in Vancouver and across Canada. She is in conversation with Kirk LaPointe, BIV editor-in-chief. See more...Show More
Are proposed regulations unfairly targeting cannabis industry?

25:14 | May 7th

On BIV Today... Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:40) dives into industry concerns over municipal air regulations that appear to be targeting the cannabis sector. Then, Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society CEO Linda Fawcus join t...Show More
Women in Business: Celeste Haldane (Part 2)

40:33 | May 6th

On the latest episode of the Women in Business podcast series, sponsored by UBC Sauder School of Business…  Celeste Haldane, chief commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, tackles economic reconciliation, work-life balance and takin...Show More
Is China’s Belt and Road a debt trap?

33:47 | May 6th

On BIV Today… Has China’s Belt and Road Initiative proven to be a debt trap?  In this Asia 360 segment, Jeff Reeves (2:14) – vice-president of research at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – examines the outcomes of China’s second Belt and ...Show More
Are bond yields signalling recession?

19:51 | May 3rd

On BIV Today... The recent shift in bond yields, in which long-term bonds were at a lower rate than short-term bonds, is a phenomenon that often signals a recession in six to 18 months. The chief economist of RBC Global Asset Management, Eric Lasc...Show More
Actor Joshua Jackson on Vancouver’s entertainment story

34:21 | May 2nd

On BIV Today… Actor Joshua Jackson discusses the fragmentation of Vancouver’s entertainment market, and the venture he's running to seize opportunities in it. Known for roles on The Affair, Fringe and Dawson’s Creek, Vancouver-raised Jackson sa...Show More
Do competitive taxes support social programs?

16:02 | May 1st

On BIV Today... Canada needs a more competitiveness tax regime to support the social programs Canadians value, says the Business Council of Canada. Council president and CEO Goldy Hyder and vice president of policy Brian Kingston join BIV editor-i...Show More
Women in Business: Hon. Janet Austin (Part 1)

33:57 | Apr 30th

On the inaugural episode of the Women in Business podcast series, sponsored by UBC Sauder School of Business…  Her Honour Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, discusses leadership, democracy and the fallout from the #MeToo moveme...Show More
Why Canadians’ trust in business in waning

37:43 | Apr 30th

On BIV Today... Canadians' trust in business and their leaders is waning. In the last three years, Canadians have come to trust large corporations less, and fewer Canadians trust small- and medium-sized businesses. Critically, the 2019 Proof In...Show More
Are housing prices actually driving young people from Vancouver?

23:25 | Apr 29th

On BIV Today... Is Vancouver’s housing crisis really gutting the population of young people living in the city? A new report from RBC re-examines some of our preconceptions about how real estate prices are affecting local demographics, senior econ...Show More
Attire and tools: Dress for Success

21:18 | Apr 26th

On BIV Today... Dress for Success equips women with attire and the tools to help them secure and advance in their careers. Amy Robichaud, the new executive director of the Vancouver chapter of the organization, talks about the impact of its progra...Show More
How the gig economy is transforming work

10:52 | Apr 25th

On BIV Today... Armature Collective founder Kate Bouchard discusses how freelancing and the gig economy is transforming the nature of work. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.com/.
Jacqui Cohen brings Army and Navy to 100 years

18:35 | Apr 24th

On BIV Today... Vancouver based department stores Army & Navy turns 100 and seasoned business woman Jacqui Cohen sits down with Business in Vancouver editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe to discuss her and her grandfather's century long journey. See m...Show More
Teaching Kids the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

24:31 | Apr 23rd

On BIV Today... Kids Code Jeunesse chief operating officer Indra Kubicek (1:34) discusses efforts to educate children on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Then the BIV tech panel featuring Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu CEO Linda Fawcu...Show More
British Columbians “significantly less optimistic” about financial future

27:07 | Apr 22nd

On BIV Today… The latest MNP Consumer Debt Index underscores Canadians’ deteriorating financial situation: insolvency fears continue to grow, optimism around debt is down and borrowing is still on the rise. Lana Gilbertson (2:25), senior-vice-preside...Show More
The most important sub-regional actor in Southeast Asia

18:11 | Apr 18th

On BIV Today… Jeff Reeves, vice-president of research at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, examines the outcome of Indonesia’s presidential elections. In the latest Asia 360 segment, Reeves explains why Indonesia could become the most important ...Show More
Combating money laundering in real estate

15:57 | Apr 17th

On BIV Today... The British Columbia Real Estate Association has joined forces with other organizations to make recommendations to government and their industry to combat the presence of money laundering in their business. BCREA CEO Darlene Hyde j...Show More
Streaming wars and Uber’s long-game

29:29 | Apr 16th

On BIV Today… Disney’s new streaming service may be ‘too cheap to fail,’ but will it draw consumers away from Netflix?  Gluu Technology Society founder and CEO Linda Fawcus and Terence Sawtell, founder of the design agency Goat, discuss who will win ...Show More
Why use GDP to measure the economy?

25:58 | Apr 15th

On BIV Today... Desjardins CEO Guy Cormier (1:43) discusses why we should be looking at economic indicators other than GDP to judge economic performance. Then, Retail-Insider.com editor-in-chief Craig Patterson (14:50) dives into the curious st...Show More
The path to IPO

29:01 | Apr 12th

On BIV Today… Big losses, bigger revenue growth and unbelievably valuations. Charles Plant, senior fellow at the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, dissects the driving forces behind the path tech companies take to going public.  And it’s time to...Show More
Can B.C. producers compete with Hollywood?

14:17 | Apr 11th

On BIV Today... Foreign film productions in B.C. reached all-time highs last year, according to a new report from the Canadian Media Producers Association. But is the tremendous growth cannibalizing locally made domestic productions? Boughton Law ...Show More
Gas prices are at an all-time high

18:25 | Apr 10th

On BIV Today... Gas prices are at an all-time high in Vancouver, which has North America's most expensive fuel. What's behind the prices? Why do they rise at this time of year? Is anything to blame? Nelson Bennett, BIV's resources reporter, joins ...Show More
Big tech's AI ethics problems

12:00 | Apr 9th

On BIV Today... The BIV technology panel delves into the latest industry news, including a new study examining the impacts of screen time on teens, the monumental divorce settlement between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo and Mackenzie Bezos, and Google’s di...Show More
Luxury properties and back-burner developments

28:33 | Apr 8th

On BIV Today… Does Greater Vancouver still have an in-demand luxury market? Jason Turcotte (2:03), vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, weighs in. Ratebroker CEO Jay Dilley (18:54) discusses disrupting the insurance industry. H...Show More
Election match in the oilpatch

25:07 | Apr 5th

On BIV Today... The Albertan election campaign is focused on the economy, job creation, and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. NDP Premier Rachel Notley is dealing with a dismal economic record in her term, while United Conservative Party lead...Show More
Sizing up Canada’s opportunities in India

17:14 | Apr 4th

On BIV Today... Jeff Reeves, vice-president of research at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, looks at economic opportunities for Canada in India. Hayley Woodin hosts, see more at https://biv.com/.
How do families build and maintain wealth?

30:06 | Apr 3rd

On BIV Today... How do families build and maintain wealth? Tom McCullough brings 35 years of experience to family wealth management and is the co-author of Wealth of Wisdom: The Top 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask. He has much to say about devel...Show More
Is Zuckerberg passing the privacy buck?

25:46 | Apr 2nd

On BIV Today… BIV’s weekly tech panel discusses the hype around Lyft’s IPO and the subsequent drop in the company’s shares. Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society founder and CEO Linda Fawcus also tackle a number of new Facebook announ...Show More
U.S. tech firms turn to Canada’s immigration policy

27:40 | Apr 1st

On BIV Today... Envoy Global’s Richard Burke (1:13) discusses how American perceptions of Canadian immigration policy are fuelling growth in Vancouver’s tech sector as U.S. firms seek to lock down global talent by expanding offices in the Great Wh...Show More
Mental health in the workplace + Vancouver’s drive for tech talent

31:17 | Mar 29th

On BIV Today... We likely spend more of our waking hours in the workplace than any other location. So why is it still so challenging to deal with mental health issues at work? Starling Minds CEO Andrew Miki (1:29), a registered psychologist, discu...Show More
Vancouver real estate: How low can it go?

25:47 | Mar 28th

On BIV Today... Housing prices are falling, so is now the time to invest in real estate? Dane Eitel of Eitel Insights breaks down the ongoing corrections in Vancouver’s detached housing market and speculates how low prices may go. Then, Tantalu...Show More
What makes for a great leader?

24:44 | Mar 27th

On BIV Today... What makes for a great leader? David Yoffie, a Harvard Business School professor in leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, studied the traits of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Andy Grove and concluded there are five common ingred...Show More
Apple’s new play for TV, credit cards, gaming and news

28:17 | Mar 26th

On BIV Today... Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu CEO Linda Fawcus (1:13) are on the BIV tech panel to dive into Apple’s efforts to shake up video streaming, news, gaming and the credit card business, before discussing the state of ride-hailing i...Show More
Cressey: budget a 'decent effort' on housing

28:45 | Mar 25th

On BIV Today… Jason Turcotte, vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, shares his thoughts on the housing measures in Budget 2019. The Cube founding partner Alan Goldman examines B.C.’s AR, VR and MR industries. Hayley Woo...Show More
Are Canada's banks strong enough to weather another downturn

26:44 | Mar 22nd

On BIV Today... Canadian banking is regarded as a strong institution. How is it handling the housing market? How might it handle economic headwinds? And what impact does the new federal budget have on the sector? Today's podcast features two execu...Show More
Is ride-hailing finally here?

40:02 | Mar 21st

On BIV Today… Kater Technologies plans to launch ride-hailing services in B.C. by the end of March. CEO Scott Larson (2:02) joins the show to talk about the news. On Asia 360: Jeff Reeves (10:20), vice-president of research at the Asia Pacific ...Show More
Does the budget lack a clear economic plan for Canada?

24:30 | Mar 20th

BIV reporters Albert Van Santvoort and Hayley Woodin sit down to discuss the the Trudeau government's final budget before the election. The trio discusses what the plan means for Canada's competitiveness and the party's chances in the upcoming electi...Show More
CPPIB CEO on managing billions in times of uncertainty

36:12 | Mar 19th

On BIV Today… Mark Machin, president and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, discusses the board’s two decades of managing billions on behalf of 20 million Canadians. He shares insight on what he will be watching over the next 20 years. ...Show More
Electric vehicles ready to energize Vancouver International Auto Show

27:30 | Mar 18th

On BIV Today... Electron Communications’ Matthew Klippenstein (1:22) dives into Tesla’s ongoing struggles as well as the state of the fuel-cell industry in Canada. Then, Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson (13:41) discusses Cineplex’s efforts to r...Show More
Credit Canada: new household debt survey ‘concerning’

22:18 | Mar 15th

On BIV Today… KPMG Canada tax partner Shane Onufrechuk offers context and policy analysis ahead of the federal budget on Tuesday. One in five indebted Canadians will need to liquidate their assets this year. Credit Canada CEO Laurie Campbell re...Show More
How quantum computing will change our lives

44:19 | Mar 14th

On BIV Today... About 7,000 investors, entrepreneurs, executives and technology experts all converged in downtown Vancouver this week for the annual B.C. Tech Summit. There, BIV reporter Tyler Orton had the chance to moderate a panel examining how...Show More
Canada's 5G future

16:41 | Mar 13th

On BIV Today... Ian Fogg, the vp data and analysis for the Opensignal mobile analysis firm based in London, discusses the breakthroughs expected with 5G technology for consumers and businesses. He is in conversation with Kirk LaPointe, BIV's edito...Show More
Are tech companies pushing a retail resurgence? (BIV Today No. 206)

37:17 | Mar 12th

On BIV Today… Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:00) discusses why the cannabis industry is delivering lower-than-expected tax revenue as well as different standards for taxation being applied to medical marijuana compared with other treatments.  BIV's ...Show More
Telus: ‘We are revolutionizing access to healthcare'

28:20 | Mar 11th

On BIV Today… Telus Health has become the largest healthcare IT service provider in Canada. The health-focused division of the telecommunications giant has launched an app that allows patients to check their symptoms, see a doctor and view their clin...Show More
Canadian consumers ducking debt

16:09 | Mar 8th

On BIV Today... There are troubling signs about consumer debt and delinquency In Canada. Bill Johnston, the vice-president of data and analytics at Equifax Canada, talks about their implications for the economy. He is in conversation with Kirk LaP...Show More
Canola ban right out of China’s economic playbook

29:27 | Mar 7th

On BIV Today… Asia 360: the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s vice-president of research shares insights from the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council summit in Hong Kong. Jeff Reeves (1:17) discusses what high-level business leaders in the wo...Show More
B.C.’s outlier economy

12:15 | Mar 6th

On BIV Today... Paul LeBane, who specializes in government finance at DBRS, delves into B.C.’s budget, its credit rating and why the economic picture is so much rosier here than in other provinces. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.com...Show More
Lyft, Facebook and Canada-China relations

33:38 | Mar 5th

On BIV Today… China policy analyst Sarah Pittman (1:20) with the Canada West Foundation discusses Canada’s relationship with the world’s second largest economy, and what the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks could mean for Canadian businesses. ...Show More
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson on the economy, budget and renting

30:44 | Mar 4th

On BIV Today... BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson (1:12) discusses the B.C.’s economic outlook as well as the province’s recently tabled budget, and offers clarity on his views of the rental market. Then, Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson (13:3...Show More
"Tread very carefully” — myths of Millennial homeownership

27:48 | Mar 1st

On BIV Today... With Finance Minister Bill Morneau widely expected to deliver new measures to help Millennials get into the housing market, RBC senior economist Robert Hogue (1:14) breaks down a new report examining some of the myths over homeowne...Show More
Amazon’s expanding presence in Vancouver

22:52 | Feb 28th

On BIV Today... Amazon.com’s Eric Gales (1:27) discusses his company’s expansion plans for Vancouver. Later, LNG Studios CEO Leon Ng (11:22) discusses how Vancouver’s real estate and technology sectors are converging in ways the business community...Show More
BurnaBy-election

17:41 | Feb 27th

On BIV Today... Jagmeet Singh is the MP-elect now for Burnaby South following his byelection victory, but his work is far from done. Mario Canseco, president of Researchco, talks about the challenges for Singh and his party as an election looms in...Show More
Foldable phones and secret airplane cameras

16:33 | Feb 26th

On BIV Today... BIV’s technology panel debates the merits of Huawei’s and Samsung’s competing foldable phones before discussing controversy over Microsoft’s HoloLens program and the discovery of cameras built into some airline seats. Tyler Orto...Show More
‘Perfect storm’ working against rental housing

20:12 | Feb 25th

On BIV Today… Jason Turcotte, vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, says provincial policies could be put in place to create more rental housing supply. He also weighs in on last week’s budget, and shares how technology is shapi...Show More
A retail shakeup is afoot for Vancouver

17:26 | Feb 22nd

On BIV Today... Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson discusses Payless ShoeSource’s bankruptcy, efforts to get customers to adopt map apps to navigate malls and Muji’s big expansion plans for the region. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.c...Show More
40,000 bottles of wine in the hall

29:04 | Feb 21st

On BIV Today… In advance of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, executive director Harry Hertscheg (1:27) joins the program to discuss how both the event and B.C.’s wine industry has evolved.  The latest Asia 360 discussion with Jeff Reeves (1...Show More
B.C. Budget 2019

25:22 | Feb 20th

On BIV Today... Leaders from B.C.’s business community break down the province’s 2019 budget. Guests include B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin (1:20), Greater Vancouver Board of Trade CEO Iain Black (10:26) and Business Council of B.C. chief...Show More
Huawei questions continue for Canada

26:02 | Feb 19th

On BIV Today... Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:33) discusses the B.C. government’s decision to exclude cannabis producers from carbon rebates and the impending problem of packaging cannabis edibles. Then, Gluu Technology Society’s Linda Fawc...Show More
‘We were shocked when we found out about Quadriga’

25:48 | Feb 15th

On BIV Today… One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada says it’s out of money. Some 115,000 traders want $260 million in cash and Bitcoin back. Michael Vogel (1:34), founder of the Vancouver-based cryptocurrency exchange, sheds light on ...Show More
Investors ready to rethink cannabis, technology in 2019

11:25 | Feb 14th

On BIV Today... PwC Canada’s Jim McGuigan breaks down the latest results on M&A activity across the province and the nation, including the ways Canadian investors are rethinking their approaches to cannabis and tech companies. See more at https...Show More
President Petter on SFU’s economic impact

21:14 | Feb 11th

On BIV Today… Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter is this year one of 103 inductees into the Order of Canada. He joins the show to talk about the honour, the economic impact of SFU and the issues he will be focused on in the final year an...Show More
What B.C. businesses want from forthcoming budgets

18:08 | Feb 8th

On BIV Today... Hayley Woodin, BIV reporter, talks about what British Columbian businesses are hoping to see in the upcoming provincial and federal budgets. She is in conversation with Kirk LaPointe, BIV’s editor-in-chief. See more at https://b...Show More
Trading places: New Zealand's High Commissioner to Canada on the CPTPP

23:01 | Feb 7th

On BIV Today… New Zealand's High Commissioner to Canada Daniel Mellsop (1:18) discusses the CPTPP, why New Zealand and Canada are aligned to tackle some of the agreement’s opportunities together, and opportunities for indigenous business partnersh...Show More
Andrew Scheer on the 2019 election

15:23 | Feb 6th

On BIV Today... Andrew Scheer, the Conservative Party of Canada leader, talks about his impressions of British Columbia and his party’s prospects here as the country heads toward the fall election. He is in conversation with Kirk LaPointe, BIV’s e...Show More
Trading places: Australia’s High Commissioner to Canada talks CPTPP

34:14 | Feb 5th

On BIV Today… The second in a three part mini series of Commonwealth High Commissioners to Canada discussing international trade opportunities and difficulties. Australia’s High Commissioner to Canada Natasha Smith (1:34) discusses the CPTPP, and are...Show More
How to book an Obama

33:01 | Feb 4th

On BIV Today... Ahead of Barack Obama’s speaking engagement in Vancouver next month, Talent Bureau’s Jeff Jacobson (1:40) breaks down the business of booking talent. Later, Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson (20:40) discusses the latest news in r...Show More
Fighting “bro culture” in the tech sector

26:14 | Feb 1st

On BIV Today... Amid ongoing stories the tech industry too often caters to a “bro culture”, startup founder Gareth Brown (1:38) set out to build a team that better reflects society at large. The CEO of Clir Renewables discusses his success so far ...Show More
Trading places: British High Commissioner to Canada talks Brexit

26:16 | Jan 31st

On BIV Today... The first in a three part mini series of Commonwealth High Commissioners to Canada discussing international trade opportunities and difficulties. The British High Commissioner to Canada, Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, talks c...Show More
Mining Roundup

18:53 | Jan 30th

On BIV Today... This week’s Roundup conference brings 6,500 to a convention hall to talk about the direction of mining, and Deloitte’s 11th annual report, Tracking The Trends, is a must-read for the business. Report author Andrew Swart, Deloitte’s...Show More
Are Huawei’s days numbered in Canada?

16:48 | Jan 29th

On BIV Today... BIV technology (1:18) panel discusses whether Huawei has a future in Western countries’ 5G networks as the U.S. pressures allies to ban the Chinese telecom giant. Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and Gluu’s Linda Fawcus later talk about cul...Show More
Where are Canada’s unicorns?

31:41 | Jan 28th

On BIV Today… It’s been several years since Canada produced a unicorn company. Is the country getting better at scaling technology startups? Charles Plant (1:24), director of the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, discusses Canada’s narwhals –...Show More
Mining the renewable energy future

22:02 | Jan 25th

On BIV Today... Roundup, the massive annual mining conference, is in Vancouver next week with 6,500 delegates. Edie Thome, the president and CEO of the Association of Mineral Exploration of BC, talks to BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe about the ...Show More
Why Vancouver Canadians’ Andy Dunn runs franchise like a major league team

29:06 | Jan 24th

On BIV Today… Vancouver Canadians president Andy Dunn (1:20) talks about the importance of community ahead of the team’s 9th Annual Scotiabank Vancouver Canadians Hot Stove Luncheon. He offers insight into building the brand’s loyalty, and why he run...Show More
The Speaker’s Report

21:19 | Jan 23rd

On BIV Today... Mario Canseco, the president of Researchco and columnist for BIV and Glacier Media, discusses the consequences of the report from BC Speaker Darryl Plecas on the questionable spending practices by the two senior officers of the leg...Show More
Recession-proofing Canadian households

20:43 | Jan 22nd

On BIV Today… Two-thirds of Canadians are worried about the country’s economy. Laurie Campbell (1:21), CEO of Credit Canada, discusses consumers’ concerns, underlying weaknesses in the economy and what Canadians are doing to recession-proof their ...Show More
Does Vancouver’s transportation network risk stalling out?

25:32 | Jan 21st

On BIV Today... Vancouver might be the car-sharing capital of North America, but a new assessment reveals the city’s reputation as a multi-modal haven might be at risk. Movmi founder Sandra Phillips (1:54) delves the transportation challenges that...Show More
Why my business bombed

22:10 | Jan 18th

On BIV Today… The director of the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre reflects on why his software startup bombed. Most startups fail, and Charles Plant discusses why in his new book, Triggers and Barriers: A Customer Perspective on Innovation. Hay...Show More
The B.C. real estate boom is unwinding. What’s next?

30:33 | Jan 17th

On BIV Today... Ken Peacock (1:19), chief economist at the Business Council of B.C., discusses how the province’s cooling real estate market is expected to impact the economy over the next few years. Then, real estate analyst Dane Eitel (13:10)...Show More
The world of freelance work

22:37 | Jan 16th

On BIV Today... The world of freelance work is growing as businesses tap into global labour skills and workers tap into global labour opportunities. Matt Barrie, the CEO of freelancer.com, sits atop a giant job board that reflects this phenomenon....Show More
B.C.’s ride-hailing journey takes another turn with Kater

29:17 | Jan 15th

On BIV Today... The BIV tech panel (1:18) featuring Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and Gluu’s Linda Fawcus discuss efforts to give Kater the head-start for ride-hailing in B.C., strict new rules for drones in Canada and why the market for streaming video...Show More
Greater Vancouver housing market “needs stability"

17:01 | Jan 14th

On BIV Today… Jason Turcotte, vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, examines Greater Vancouver’s housing market at the start of 2019 and the challenges the sector will face.  Turcotte says the market needs stability, and that hi...Show More
B.C.'s ailing ride-hailing situation

19:58 | Jan 11th

On BIV Today... Ian Tostenson wears two interesting hats as the president of the BC Restaurant and Food Association, whose customers complain about taxis, and the head of Ridesharing Now for BC, arguing for the introduction of ride-hailing. He tal...Show More
How Canada’s largest cannabis conference is changing

21:12 | Jan 10th

On BIV Today… Lift CEO Matei Olaru (0:41) previews Canada’s largest cannabis expo, which starts in Vancouver on January 10, and discusses how the conversations around cannabis are changing with legalization in place. How exposed is Canada’s ETF...Show More
To subway or not to subway

19:58 | Jan 9th

On BIV Today... Urban design professor Patrick Condon of UBC, a critic of the extension of subways in Vancouver, talks to BIV editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe about the consequences of building new lines and the alternatives that would address the si...Show More
Roll-up TVs and the rise of connected devices

22:56 | Jan 8th

On BIV Today…  BIV’s weekly tech panel (0:47) talks Consumer Electronics Show highlights, Apple’s iTunes deal with Samsung and Tesla’s plans to tackle China. Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society founder and CEO Linda Fawcus share the...Show More
Vancouver housing market entering ‘Death Cross’

29:54 | Jan 7th

Today on BIV... Real estate analyst Dane Eitel (1:00) of Eitel Insights explains how Metro Vancouver’s housing market is entering a “Death Cross” — an event that has occurred just seven times since before 1978. Later, Aaron Sutherland (16:14) f...Show More
Biggest stories to watch for in 2019

24:52 | Dec 21st, 2018

On BIV Today, Business in Vancouver reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin are joined by editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe (0:09) to discuss the biggest business news stories to watch for in 2019. Later, engineer and Electron Communications consul...Show More
BIV reviews biggest Business stories of 2018

15:59 | Dec 20th, 2018

On BIV Today... Business in Vancouver reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin are joined by editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe to discuss the biggest business news stories of 2018. See more at https://biv.com/
BIV reviews biggest political stories of 2018

15:43 | Dec 19th, 2018

On BIV Today... Business in Vancouver reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin are joined by editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe to discuss the biggest news stories of 2018 that involve the intersection between business and politics. See more at https...Show More
Can resistance to Huawei slow down Canada’s 5G aspirations?

39:45 | Dec 18th, 2018

On BIV Today... From eSports to artificial intelligence, Deloitte’s Duncan Stewart reveals which technology trends are set to explode in 2019 and why 5G deployment likely won’t be slowed by any outside forces. Later, Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sut...Show More
Canada entering best era of trade

35:53 | Dec 17th, 2018

On BIV Today… The show reflects on 2018 from trade and real estate perspectives. Carlo Dade (0:38), director of the centre for trade and investment policy at the Canada West Foundation, reviews the year in trade, from USMCA, to the CPTPP and Ca...Show More
A new record lands at YVR

11:27 | Dec 14th, 2018

On BIV Today Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond discusses YVR¹s biggest passenger milestone yet: the airport will welcome its 25 millionth passenger on Tuesday. Richmond also talks about the organization¹s growth in 20...Show More
BC Liberals leader Andrew Wilkinson on 2018

19:54 | Dec 13th, 2018

On BIV Today… Leader of the BC Liberals Andrew Wilkinson discusses 2018, his first year as leader of the party and the challenges he sees in the year ahead. Under the right circumstances, he says British Columbians could see a provincial election in ...Show More
BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver on 2018

25:23 | Dec 12th, 2018

On BIV Today… BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver reviews 2018, discusses the new CleanBC plan and weighs in on when British Columbians might see ride-hailing services on B.C. roads. Hayley Woodin hosts, see more at https://biv.com/.
Your apps are watching you. Closely.

30:49 | Dec 11th, 2018

On BIV Today…  BIV’s tech panel weighs in on the arrest of Huawei’s CFO and whether Uber’s pending IPO will force the company to focus on profit. Linda Fawcus, founder and CEO of Gluu Technology Society, and Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad also discuss ...Show More
Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin

36:00 | Dec 10th, 2018

On BIV Today... Amid tumultuous Brexit developments, Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin (1:09) discusses why Canadians should still be investing in trade with the U.K. and betting on the Brits’ financial services acumen. Then Retai...Show More
New jobs data comes as a shock

26:54 | Dec 7th, 2018

On BIV Today… Market strategist Sean Coakley (0:49) with Cambridge Global Payments breaks down record-breaking employment data from Statistics Canada.Locumunity co-founder Dr. Haneen Abu-Remaileh (13:04) discusses how her startup is offering more wor...Show More
B.C.’s new climate plan + stoking an NHL rivalry with Seattle

20:06 | Dec 6th, 2018

On BIV Today... BIV reporter Nelson Bennett (0:55) breaks down the big changes afoot for the province following the unveiling of its new climate plan. And will the new NHL team in Seattle stoke more hockey fever in Vancouver or will it erode th...Show More
Murky ride-hailing situation

19:40 | Dec 5th, 2018

On BIV Today... The murky situation in BC with ride-hailing is the focus of the discussion on this episode. Will we get it in 2019 and what will we get when we get it? Kirk LaPointe interviews Mario Canseco, president of Researchco, a public opini...Show More
Wearable tech, eSports and gaming innovation

22:27 | Dec 4th, 2018

Today on BIV... The BIV tech panel (1:15) featuring Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and Gluu’s Linda Fawcus discuss whether Compass wristbands are the wearable tech that transit riders have been waiting for, how the newly unveiled Vancouver Titans could r...Show More
Issues plaguing global financial markets

14:08 | Dec 3rd, 2018

On BIV Today… Investment Industry Association of Canada CEO Ian Russell explores the key issues at play in global financial markets, and offers commentary on the federal government’s recent economic update. Hayley Woodin hosts, see more at http...Show More
How to be multi-modal in Vancouver

22:30 | Nov 30th, 2018

On BIV Today... Greenlines CEO David Oliver (1:10) discusses how Metro Vancouver residents can use new technology to become multi-modal and reduce emissions in a region where transportation networks often struggle with the first-mile/last-mile cha...Show More
Is Canada active on the AI frontier?

14:45 | Nov 29th, 2018

On BIV Today... While many may think Canada is part of the vanguard of countries exploring the Artificial intelligence frontier. However a new report from Deloitte challenges that assumption. Deloitte's recently launched Omni AI practices explored...Show More
Has Vancouver’s condo market reached its zenith?

15:45 | Nov 28th, 2018

On BIV Today... Real estate analyst Dane Eitel (0:56) explains why the zenith of Vancouver’s condo market has come to an end and whether we can expect some sort of rebound anytime soon. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.com/
UNDRIP could bring more economic certainty

28:49 | Nov 27th, 2018

On BIV Today… Chief Judy Wilson (0:43), secretary-treasurer of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, discusses a new report that looks at how far British Columbia has come in implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ...Show More
Vancouver’s shopping culture is cultivating the country’s most productive malls

18:59 | Nov 26th, 2018

On BIV Today... Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson (1:08) breaks down how Black Friday and Cyber Monday are influencing Canadian holiday shopping habits at the expense of Boxing Day. He also discusses why Vancouver’s malls are the most productive in...Show More
The cannabis challenge: How do companies sell their cannabis brands in a highly regulated environment like Canada’s?

28:06 | Nov 23rd, 2018

On BIV Today... Peter McDonough, who has led some of the largest brand-building exercises, discusses this and his new role with a Canadian bioscience firm looking at the next stage of legalization—infused beverages and edibles. Kirk LaPointe ho...Show More
B.C. Tech Report Card + Black Friday

20:39 | Nov 22nd, 2018

On BIV Today... Revenue is up and employment is growing for the province’s tech sector. So is B.C. finally pulling ahead of the other provinces? Jill Tipping (1:04), CEO of the B.C. Tech Association, breaks down the letter grades coming out of lat...Show More
B.C. Electoral Reform Debate

31:26 | Nov 21st, 2018

On BIV Today... Business in Vancouver's daily podcast BIV Today hosted a live debate on electoral reform. Former B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton and the Broadbent Institute's B.C. director Maria Dobrinskaya debate the economic impacts of propo...Show More
Why ride hailing’s future in B.C. remains uncertain

29:12 | Nov 20th, 2018

On BIV Today... Ian Tostenson (1:05), head of Ridesharing Now for B.C., discusses what the government’s slow rollout for ride hailing means for businesses in this province. Then, the BIV tech panel (13:39) featuring Progressa’s Ali Pourdad and ...Show More
Brexit continues to deliver business uncertainty

17:32 | Nov 19th, 2018

On BIV Today… Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business executive director Jason Langrish discusses the latest Brexit news, what the new deal could mean for Canadian businesses and why major European economies have yet to ratify CETA. Hayley Woodin...Show More
Pitching for the purse

22:16 | Nov 16th, 2018

On BIV Today… Christina Anthony (0:35), founder and chair emeritus of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, talks Pitch for the Purse – and how the three-year-old program is helping to move the needle when it comes to female entrepreneurship. A challeng...Show More
What sinking oil prices mean for Canada

26:39 | Nov 15th, 2018

On BIV Today… Oversupply concerns pushed oil prices to new lows this week. Ram Vadali (0:42), senior vice-president of energy at DBRS, examines how energy markets will respond, and where oversupply issues position Canada’s energy sector. BC Rea...Show More
Power, Prime Ministers and the Press

36:38 | Nov 14th, 2018

On BIV Today... Robert Lewis, former editor of Maclean’s and the chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation, talks about his new book, Power, Prime Ministers and the Press, an examination of the relationship between the media and governments of t...Show More
Facebook’s rejection and deep fakes

19:43 | Nov 13th, 2018

On BIV Today… The show’s weekly tech discussion looks at how far Alibaba can take its record-smashing Singles Day, whether Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owes Canadian politicians a hearing, and how 'deep fakes' could disrupt the world.  Linda Fawcus, ...Show More
The automation of B.C.’s workforce

25:58 | Nov 9th, 2018

On BIV Today... B.C.’s labour force is set to transform dramatically in the coming years through advances in automation. So how adept will workers be at weathering significant upheaval? David Williams (0:54) from the Business Council of B.C. exami...Show More
Thinking small to solve the housing crisis

26:37 | Nov 8th, 2018

On BIV Today... Does the solution to B.C.’s housing crisis require smaller thinking? Small Housing B.C.’s Jake Fry (0:54) discusses how diminutive housing units could help densify neighbourhoods in an affordable and sustainable way. Do invest...Show More
LNG and economic opportunities

16:52 | Nov 7th, 2018

On BIV Today... Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, discusses the vast economic opportunities for British Columbia with the massive $40 billion LNG Canada project. Kirk LaPointe hosts, seee more at http://biv.com/
Spies, brainwaves and cowboys

31:58 | Nov 6th, 2018

On BIV Today... BIV’s weekly tech panel (1:31) featuring Ali Pourdad from Progressa and Linda Fawcus from Gluu Technology Society discuss the Google walkout over sexual misconduct, Gab’s return to the Internet in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagog...Show More
Canada’s tech gender equity roadmap

14:32 | Nov 5th, 2018

On BIV Today… Women in Tech World founder and CEO Ali Close travelled to 30 communities across the country to gather the experiences of women in Canada’s tech sector. The result? More than 1,600 stories and the new report, Canada’s Gender Equit...Show More
Brian Scudamore is all about WTF (willing to fail)

28:46 | Nov 2nd, 2018

On BIV Today... Brian Scudamore, the man behind those ubiquitous  1-800-Got-Junk? trucks seen across the Lower Mainland and North America, discusses his 30-year journey in the business world ahead of the release of his new book, WTF?! (Willing to ...Show More
'We have two new NAFTAs’

17:48 | Nov 1st, 2018

On BIV Today... With Australia’s ratification of the agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will come into force at the end of the year. When it does, it will be as large, as important for Canada ...Show More
Public opinion aftermath of municipal elections

20:08 | Oct 31st, 2018

On BIV Today... Mario Canseco, president of Researchco and Glacier Media's inhouse public opinion reseaercher discusses what he's learned about how Metro Vancouverites feel about the recent muncipal elections. Kirk LaPointe hosts, see more at h...Show More
The biggest software acquisition in history

24:33 | Oct 30th, 2018

On BIV Today… Charles Plant (0:42), senior fellow at the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, highlights the challenges Canada needs to overcome in order to be a healthtech innovator. BIV’s weekly tech panel (11:35), with Progressa CEO Ali Po...Show More
How vulnerable is B.C.’s economy to slowing housing market?

32:55 | Oct 29th, 2018

On BIV Today... From the USMCA deal to rising interest rates, economist Ken Peacock (1:51) from the Business Council of B.C. breaks down how external factors are impacting B.C.’s economy amid slowing housing sales. Then, Retail Insider’s Craig ...Show More
NCAA in Vancouver

18:44 | Oct 26th, 2018

On BIV Today... Big-time college hoops are coming to Vancouver in November when four men's and eight women's NCAA teams compete in the Vancouver Showcase at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Kirk LaPointe talks to one of the event's organizers, How...Show More
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi wants Vancouver’s tech workers

18:17 | Oct 25th, 2018

On BIV Today... Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (1:30) visits Vancouver this week in a bid to convince West Coast tech talent to consider moving across the Rockies to work in his hometown. He speaks to BIV Today about the province’s economic downturn ...Show More
B.C. votes on proportional representation

27:44 | Oct 24th, 2018

On BIV Today.... Glacier Media reporters Jeremy Hainsworth and Graeme Wood discuss the upcomming referendum on proportional representation, what it means for the electoral system and the political implications for the the province's major parties....Show More
Surrey’s top business priorities under a new mayor

24:09 | Oct 23rd, 2018

On BIV Today... From LRT to cannabis, Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman (1:38) discusses the priorities for the Surrey business community following a topsy-turvy municipal election campaign that puts the new mayor at odds with many in the c...Show More
Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart

11:59 | Oct 22nd, 2018

On BIV Today… In two weeks, Kennedy Stewart will be sworn in as the first independent mayor to lead Vancouver in more than three decades.  The former NDP MP for Burnaby joins the show to discuss his top priorities, how he plans to lead a divided coun...Show More
Future of the independent dealer

21:49 | Oct 18th, 2018

On BIV Today…  What is the future of the independent dealer? Investment Industry Association of Canada president and CEO Ian Russell weighs in, and shares what changes in the industry will mean for consumers and investors. Hayley Woodin hosts, see mo...Show More
How to make better decisions

28:27 | Oct 18th, 2018

On BIV Today… It’s a fast-paced world, but quick decisions can hurt leaders, businesses and their cultures. Dan Pontefract, chief envisioner at Telus, discusses his new book, Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions.  Hayl...Show More
C-day in Canada

29:59 | Oct 17th, 2018

On BIV Today… BIV reporter and Cannabiz magazine editor Glen Korstrom talks about the first day of cannabis being legalized in Canada. Later, Peter Klein talks about the problems caused by high drug prices across the country. Kirk LaPointe h...Show More
Reviewing Vancouver housing promises

32:24 | Oct 16th, 2018

On BIV Today… Jason Turcotte, vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, assesses the housing platforms, promises and policies that have been floated during Vancouver’s municipal election. BIV’s tech panel tackles Facebook’s hack, Am...Show More
Cannabis in the workplace and B.C.’s credit outlook

21:29 | Oct 15th, 2018

On BIV Today... As the white-hot real estate sector continues to cool in B.C., the team from DBRS (1:31) are in from Toronto to talk about the province’s credit outlook and how the big banks view their mortgage portfolios on the West Coast. And...Show More
How can Canada deepen its economic relationship with China?

17:15 | Oct 12th, 2018

On BIV Today... BIV’s editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe discusses a new Public Policy Forum report recommending strategies with Kevin Lynch, vice-chair of BMO Financial Group, former Clerk of the Privy Council, and co-chair of the Forum’s 18-month res...Show More
Holiday shopping set to soar

27:13 | Oct 11th, 2018

On BIV Today... Canadians plan to spend more this coming holiday shopping season, according to a new report from PwC. The firm’s national leader of retail, Myles Gooding (1:14), joins the show to discuss what shoppers will be spending their money ...Show More
B.C.'s growing health technology sector

21:10 | Oct 10th, 2018

On BIV Today... Kirk LaPointe is joined in conversation by Michael Bidu, founder and CEO of the INTERFACE Health Society, a not-for-profit digital health technology accelerator, to talk about the rapidly growing field and its challenges in achievi...Show More
The greatest cannabis challenges ahead

29:26 | Oct 9th, 2018

On BIV Today... From a minimal brick-and-mortar retail presence to supply constraints, Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:02) discusses the biggest challenges facing the cannabis industry a week ahead of legalization. Then, then BIV tech panel (17...Show More
U.K. minister pushes B.C. investment in post-Brexit world

17:21 | Oct 5th, 2018

On BIV Today... U.K. Investment Minister Graham Stuart discusses businesses opportunities between Canada and Great Britain in a post-Brexit landscape. Tyler Orton hosts, see more at https://biv.com/
Connie Fogal, Vancouver mayoral candidate

25:07 | Oct 4th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Connie Fogal, representing IDEA Vancouver.Hayley Woodin hosts, see more at ht...Show More
Canada's largest private sector investment is in B.C. LNG

28:00 | Oct 3rd, 2018

On BIV Today... BIV resource reporter Nelson Bennett discusses $40 billion investmnet in British Columbia's LNG sector. Kirk LaPointe hosts, see more at https://biv.com/.
Why Facebook’s breach is concerning for business

31:19 | Oct 2nd, 2018

On BIV Today… BIV’s tech panel (1:03) discusses why the recent data breach disclosed by Facebook is far more concerning than it may appear on the surface. Plus: what’s next for Tesla with CEO Elon Musk stepping down as chairman. Retail Insider’s Crai...Show More
Is NAFTA’s replacement about free trade or protectionism?

18:53 | Oct 1st, 2018

On BIV Today... Many Canadians woke up to find Canada struck a new deal late last night with the Americans to replace NAFTA. Dan Ciuriak (1:34), fellow-in-residence at the C.D. Howe Institute, joins the show to offer his initial take on why the U....Show More
Challenges for First Nations business

20:18 | Sep 28th, 2018

On BIV Today... JP Gladu, the president and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), discusses the challenges for First Nations business and a new initiative to match Indigenous businesses with the supply chains necessary for their...Show More
Online gaming and breakthrough cancer treatments

24:30 | Sep 27th, 2018

On BIV Today... Online gaming is exploding in Canada across a wide range of demographics, according to the latest research from PayPal. Guest Melissa O’Malley (1:27), who serves as director of global initiatives for PayPal, explains how this is op...Show More
Sean Cassidy, Vancouver mayoral candidate (BIV Today No. 101)

23:41 | Sep 26th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Sean Cassidy, running as an independent. Hayley Woodin and Tyler Orton ...Show More
Save and continue: B.C. gaming sector faces headwinds

34:00 | Sep 25th, 2018

On BIV Today... The BIV tech (1:28) panel discusses the closure of Capcom’s Burnaby studio and the state of Vancouver’s gaming sector, Apple’s struggles to get into the content game and the sudden departure of Instagram’s co-founders. Then, Ken...Show More
Building Vancouver

31:23 | Sep 24th, 2018

On the latest show… Jason Turcotte, vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, discusses the City of Vancouver’s new 10% local-first program.  How is Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood evolving? Rendition Developments president...Show More
Startup Slam set to showcase Victoria’s tech sector

24:25 | Sep 21st, 2018

On BIV Today... Sendwithus co-founder Brad Van Vugt (1:23)discusses Victoria’s burgeoning — and often overlooked — tech sector ahead of this weekend’s Startup Slam showcase. And later, AHLOT CEO Greg Pantelic (13:18) explains why his company wa...Show More
Wai Young, Vancouver mayoral candidate

25:19 | Sep 20th, 2018

On BIV Today…Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Wai Young, representing Coalition Vancouver.Hayley Woodin hosts.
Cannabis meets tech

26:09 | Sep 19th, 2018

On BIV Today... Tantalus Labs CEO discusses the growing intersections between cannabis and technology, and why he’s offering customers virtual tours of his company’s facilities. And Retail Insider editor-in-chief Craig Patterson discusses con...Show More
Mayoral debate highlights

34:05 | Sep 18th, 2018

On BIV Today… Closing statements from eight of Vancouver’s mayoral candidates from the Glacier Media candidates debate (2:15) September 17. The full debate can be watched here. BIV’s weekly tech panel (19:20) discusses bribery at Amazon, how B.C. ben...Show More
Kennedy Stewart, Vancouver mayoral candidate

21:14 | Sep 17th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart, running as an Independent. Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin host, ...Show More
Ken Sim, Vancouver mayoral candidate

20:45 | Sep 14th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Ken Sim, representing Non-Partisan Association. Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin ho...Show More
Fred Harding, Vancouver mayoral candidate

24:49 | Sep 13th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Fred Harding, representing Vancouver 1st. Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin host, se...Show More
Whistler Blackcomb receives historic investment

13:38 | Sep 12th, 2018

On BIV Today... CEO of Vail Resorts Rob Katz discuss the historic investment in the Whistler ski resort. Kirk LaPointe hosts, see more at https://biv.com/
Gölök Buday and Mike Hansen, Vancouver mayoral candidates

25:04 | Sep 11th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidates Gölök Buday and Mike Hansen, each running as Independents. Tyler Orton and Hayl...Show More
Shauna Sylvester, Vancouver mayoral candidate

17:21 | Sep 10th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Shauna Sylvester, running as an Independent. Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin host,...Show More
Hector Bremner, Vancouver mayoral candidate

17:29 | Sep 7th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms, and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate Hector Bremner, representing Yes Vancouver. Tyler Orton host, see more at https:...Show More
David Chen, Vancouver mayoral candidate

23:46 | Sep 6th, 2018

On BIV Today… Business in Vancouver is speaking to Vancouver’s mayoral candidates about their platforms and why they’re running. This episode features mayoral candidate David Chen representing ProVancouver. Hayley Woodin and Tyler Orton host, see mor...Show More
Greater Vancouver municipal issues explained (BIV Today No. 85)

19:57 | Sep 6th, 2018

On the latest show… What residents, businesses and politicians view as the top issues in the upcoming municipal election. Anna Lilly, senior vice-president and partner at FleishmanHillard HighRoad, and Evi Mustel, president and owner of Mustel Group,...Show More
So how do you really feel about Trump?

24:44 | Sep 5th, 2018

On BIV Today... Research Co. president Mario Canseco (1:11) reveals how British Columbians’ negative sentiments towards American President Donald Trump is souring us on the U.S. and our willingness to travel south of the border. Then, BDC chief...Show More
B.C. Businesses paying billions more in taxes

30:16 | Sep 4th, 2018

On BIV Today… Economist Ken Peacock (1:29) from the Business Council of B.C. has crunched the numbers and discovered that businesses in the province are facing $5 billion in extra tax costs compared with 2013. He joins the show to discuss B.C.’s tax ...Show More
亚洲科技让消费循环自动化 加拿大是否需要担忧?

11:24 | Aug 31st, 2018

中国机器人无人机递送服务日增 加国劳工竞争加剧趋势难免现在在亚洲各大市场人力被机器取代的趋势已经十分明朗,而在人力依旧受到工会法律保护的卑诗省,我 们是否已经在逐渐的失去了吸引机动化公司前来温哥华投资的竞争力了呢?
Where TMX goes from here

33:03 | Aug 31st, 2018

On the latest show… BIV reporter Nelson Bennett (1:07) explains what has been learned since the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Trans Mountain pipeline project’s approval. Canada is 47 days away from legalization. Geoff Mason (19:13), an...Show More
Trans Mountain fallout

37:02 | Aug 30th, 2018

On BIV Today... On the same day the Federal Court of Appeals dealt a blow to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders voted to approve the pipeline sale to Ottawa for $4.5 billion. So where does this leave Canada, t...Show More
NAFTA deal could come this week (with concessions)

27:49 | Aug 29th, 2018

On BIV Today… Another perspective on what the future holds for NAFTA. Carlo Dade (0:54), director of the centre for trade and investment policy at the Canada West Foundation, argues why the U.S.-Mexico trade deal announced this week is a non-start...Show More
The end of NAFTA as we know it?

27:36 | Aug 28th, 2018

On BIV Today... John Ries (1:28), an international trade expert and professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, discusses the new U.S-Mexico trade accord, and Trump’s renewed pressure campaign aimed at Canada. Then BIV’s weekly tech panel (...Show More
Housing prices won’t likely follow 2018’s sales drop

30:01 | Aug 27th, 2018

On BIV Today... Jason Turcotte (0:56), vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group, delves into the latest real estate figures for Metro Vancouver. He also cautions that prices aren’t necessarily going to follow a projected 21% resi...Show More
Can B.C. solve its money-laundering problem?

26:44 | Aug 24th, 2018

On BIV Today... Research Co. president Mario Canseco discusses how British Columbians want the government to tackle concerns over money laundering moving forward, according to new polling data. And ahead of next week’s Unbounce Call to Action c...Show More
Think Vancouver's unaffordable? Take a look at Hong Kong.

16:00 | Aug 23rd, 2018

On BIV Today... Long-time BIV contributor and SCMP reporter Patrick Blennerhassett (0:54) joins the show from Hong Kong, where he’s in the process of searching for a flat. He goes over the similarities and differences between Hong Kong and Vancouv...Show More
Medical marijuana in a retail cannabis world

36:43 | Aug 22nd, 2018

On BIV Today... Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (1:23) discusses the future of Canada’s medical marijuana industry in a country where recreational cannabis will soon be ubiquitous. Later, he dives into why proposed cannabis delivery services will pos...Show More
AI job threat is already here

20:33 | Aug 21st, 2018

On BIV Today… BIV’s weekly tech panel (0:54) weigh in on Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s woes. Plus: whether DoorDash’s $4 billion valuation is justified, and how artificial intelligence will reshape job markets and skillsets. Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad a...Show More
The ever-increasing phone bill

22:29 | Aug 20th, 2018

On BIV Today... The high cost of Internet and mobile services is hitting low-income residents particularly hard, according to a new report from the CRTC. OpenMedia’s Laura Tribe (1:14) discusses how the country’s expensive communications services ...Show More
B.C.’s cannabis czar talks his dual roles

22:28 | Aug 17th, 2018

On BIV Today... Blain Lawson (1:08), CEO of the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, discusses what we should expect from BC Cannabis Stores and how an organization that specializes in liquor is preparing to manage cannabis distribution come this fall...Show More
Making the B.C. film industry sustainable

28:15 | Aug 16th, 2018

Next month, the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Sustainable Production Forum is expanding to recognize leaders who promote excellence in sustainable film production. Jacqueline Dupuis, VIFF’s executive director, discusses the upcoming Sustain...Show More
Is Canada really alone on the world stage?

32:18 | Aug 15th, 2018

On BIV Today... Walid Hejazi (0:55), an associate professor of economic analysis and policy at the Rotman School of Management, weighs in on the implications of worsening relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. Then, C.D. Howe Institute fe...Show More
Will legal cannabis boost the price of homes?

34:05 | Aug 14th, 2018

On BIV Today... BIV’s weekly tech panel (1:17) featuring Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society CEO Linda Fawcus discuss the latest industry news, including the tech giants’ sudden efforts to purge Alex Jones and Info Wars as well a...Show More
Work-life balance; winning at meetings

31:37 | Aug 13th, 2018

On BIV Today... All work, no play? Mike Shekhtman (0:56), a Vancouver-based regional manager with Robert Half Canada, shares how Canadians grade their work-life balance, and what that means for employers. Then, Lucid Meetings co-founder Elise K...Show More
Vancouver’s electric car revolution

21:40 | Aug 10th, 2018

On BIV Today... Vancouver-based electric vehicle-maker Electra Meccanica debuted on the Nasdaq this week in a bid to raise US$10 million. CEO Jerry Kroll (1:30) joins BIV Today to discuss plans to produce thousands of these single-passenger vehicl...Show More
BC NDP on jobs, trade and tech

31:06 | Aug 9th, 2018

On BIV Today… Two BC NDP ministers join the show to talk trade and tech. Bruce Ralston, minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Minister of State for Trade George Chow (1:09) discuss softwood lumber and newsprint tariffs, B.C.’s international tra...Show More
Cannabis countdown: how ready is B.C.?

23:18 | Aug 8th, 2018

On BIV Today… Vancouver’s RYU apparel chain goes global, Purolator introduces Canada’s first mobile quick-stop and Canadian Tire is partnering with Petco. Craig Patterson, editor-in-chief of Retail Insider, discusses the latest retail news. Tan...Show More
Next for Apple: the road to two trillion

21:29 | Aug 7th, 2018

On BIV Today… BIV’s weekly tech panel (1:04) looks at Apple’s trillion-dollar success, Facebook’s request for financial data and Airbnb’s value proposition for business travellers. Progressa CEO Ali Pourdad and Gluu Technology Society founder and ...Show More
Time to invest

31:51 | Jul 27th, 2018

On BIV Today... After capping a $62-million financing round this week, Telus Ventures managing director Rich Osborn (17:27) joins the show to discuss his corporate VS fund’s strategy why he’s turning his attention to health-tech and IoT startups. ...Show More
Vancouver port CEO concerned about capacity

30:29 | Jul 26th, 2018

On BIV Today…  The Port of Vancouver has handled record container traffic so far this year. Robin Silvester (1:18), president and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, examines the challenges facing the port as it looks to expand its capacity. ...Show More
Lululemon’s new guru

34:35 | Jul 25th, 2018

On BIV Today... Retail Insider editor-in-chief Craig Patterson (1:42) breaks down Lululemon’s decision to hire Calvin McDonald, the former head of Sears Canada, as its new CEO. Later, he discusses how the redevelopment of the Canada Post building ...Show More
Special episode: BIV talks to B.C.'s political party leaders

48:48 | Jul 24th, 2018

On BIV Today's special episode... Last week marks the one-year anniversary since the BC NDP formed government through an alliance with the BC Greens. BIV Today is taking a look at the most significant developments for the province since last summe...Show More
Federal tax changes may come to Canada, but Uber may never make it to B.C.

31:08 | Jul 24th, 2018

On BIV Today… UBC economics professor Kevin Milligan (1:31) analyzes federal fiscal policy changes that could help Canada attract investments that benefit the economy, without racing to the bottom against U.S. corporate tax cuts. BIV’s weekly t...Show More
The race to be Vancouver’s mayor

28:51 | Jul 23rd, 2018

On BIV Today... Research Co. president Mario Canseco (2:10) offers insight into who is leading the polls in Vancouver’s multi-mayoral election. Later, Relentless Venture Fund’s Brenda Irwin (14:43) discusses landing Vancity as an institutional ...Show More
Dan Hara: ‘taxis always survive’

24:22 | Jul 20th, 2018

On BIV Today… British Columbians will be waiting at least one more year until Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services can operate on B.C. roads. Dan Hara (1:24), owner of Hara Associates and author of the province's new taxi modernization repor...Show More
Where does the GreeNDP alliance stand after one year?

33:32 | Jul 19th, 2018

On BIV Today... This week marks the one-year anniversary since the BC NDP formed government through an alliance with the BC Greens. B.C. Housing Minister Selina Robinson (1:39) talks about her government’s most notable decisions since last summer,...Show More
Tax and trade uncertainty a “double whammy” for business sentiment

26:36 | Jul 18th, 2018

On BIV Today… CPA Canada’s latest survey shows that more than two-thirds of Canadian business leaders believe Canada is less competitive than the U.S. as a place to invest and do business, compared with a year ago. The organization’s chief economist ...Show More
The BC NDP government turns one

33:37 | Jul 17th, 2018

On BIV Today... This week marks the one-year anniversary since the BC NDP formed government through an alliance with the Greens. Throughout the week BIV Today is taking a look at the most significant developments for the province since last summer...Show More
Leadership advice from former GE executive

30:06 | Jul 16th, 2018

On BIV Today… Former GE executive Vishal Agarwal (1:41), now chairman and CEO of Full Circle Africa, reveals the real way leaders rise to the top of multinational companies – the focus of his new book, Give to Get. Destination BC CEO Marsha Wal...Show More
The uphill battle for marketing cannabis

15:22 | Jul 13th, 2018

On BIV Today... As the legalization date of recreational cannabis creeps closer, Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton (2:01) discusses the prospect of B.C. falling behind other jurisdictions. The province has just unveiled new rules offering clarity on ma...Show More
B.C. economy bested by labour, real estate concerns

23:46 | Jul 12th, 2018

On BIV Today…  Is it the best of times or the worst of times? Business Council of BC economist Ken Peacock reports on B.C.’s second-quarter economic performance, and looks ahead to what’s coming. From reasonably good growth prospects to concern...Show More
Granville Street’s retail resurgence

27:20 | Jul 11th, 2018

On BIV Today... Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson (2:08) has been examining the ongoing resurgence of the retail scene along Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. The stretch used to be sprinkled with questionable clubs, adult shops and and cheap...Show More
Greater Vancouver condos see double-digit price jump

24:57 | Jul 10th, 2018

On BIV Today… Greater Vancouver condo prices rose by double digits in the second quarter of this year. Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper breaks down the firm’s latest House Price Survey, with insight into the Greater Vancouver market. In advance of t...Show More
Why Canada can’t ignore the Indian economy

26:16 | Jul 9th, 2018

On BIV Today... The Indian economy is poised to overtake the U.K., Germany and more in the coming years. HSBC’s Stephen Kam (1:54) explains why Canada can’t afford to miss out on the economic opportunities emerging form the high-growth country. ...Show More
Financial regulations vs technological innovation

21:41 | Jul 6th, 2018

On BIV Today… Investment Industry Association of Canada CEO Ian Russell (6:01) explores the headwinds facing global financial institutions, and the implications for Canadian firms. Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin host, see more of their work at h...Show More
What businesses need to know about summer interns

23:05 | Jul 5th, 2018

On BIV Today... It’s summer, which means offices across the province are likely sprinkled with eager, young interns looking to make their mark in the professional world. But what should employers know before taking on an intern to help fill in? Em...Show More
How Mexico’s election helps Canada in NAFTA negotiations

29:34 | Jul 4th, 2018

On BIV Today… Carlo Dade, director of the centre for trade and investment policy at the Canada West Foundation, examines how Mexico’s presidential election stands to impact NAFTA negotiations. Avison Young research manager Susan Thompson discus...Show More
MDA president is ready to re-launch Canadian space industry

28:27 | Jul 3rd, 2018

On BIV Today... From space tourism to mining meteors, Mike Greenley (1:18) says commercial opportunities are wide open for the space industry. Greenley is the new group president of Vancouver-founded aerospace giant MDA, which is in the midst of t...Show More
Vancouver’s housing costs send interprovincial migrants packing

26:26 | Jun 29th, 2018

On BIV Today... Economist Jock Finlayson (1:29) from the Business Council of B.C. expands on his latest column in Business in Vancouver  examining how the region’s high housing costs are dissuading inter-provincial migrants from moving to B.C. It’...Show More
Tackling organized crime like “whack-a-mole”

27:33 | Jun 28th, 2018

On BIV Today… The author behind the Lower Mainland money laundering review commissioned by the B.C. government joins BIV Today to walk through the report, its findings and his recommendations for the province. Peter German (0:49) is a lawyer, a fo...Show More
Why ‘Buying Canadian’ won’t be an easy feat

31:39 | Jun 27th, 2018

On BIV Today... Amid talk of trade wars and threats of tariffs, consumers are now jumping aboard the “Buy Canadian” bandwagon. But is boycotting U.S. products really that easy? Retail Insider editor-in-chief Craig Patterson (1:45) joins the show t...Show More
Uber fit to drive, but not in B.C

21:11 | Jun 26th, 2018

On BIV Today… Ten per cent of CN’s $3.4-billion capital spend this year is earmarked for B.C. Sean Finn (0:39), executive vice-president corporate services and chief legal officer at the railway company, discusses how CN plans to address capacity iss...Show More
Taxing days ahead for online sales

24:01 | Jun 25th, 2018

On BIV Today... It appears there’s tax trouble ahead for Canadian businesses selling to Americans following a court ruling requiring out-of-state vendors to collect sales taxes for any products and services. KPMG’s Noreen Marchand (1:11) discusses...Show More
Pushing Canadians past code

24:32 | Jun 22nd, 2018

On BIV Today… Sean Mullin (0:38), executive director of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, examines Canadian digital literacy. Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman (12:43) looks at the latest progress on Surrey’s ...Show More
Cannabis scores a date, tit-for-tat tariff troubles

27:38 | Jun 21st, 2018

On BIV Today... It’s official — recreational cannabis will be allowed to hit store shelves this October. But will jurisdictions and producers have enough time to get everything in order? The C.D. Howe Institute’s Rosalie Wyonch (1:07) discusses su...Show More
Buy the shoes, hold the mortgage

27:21 | Jun 20th, 2018

On BIV Today… Should Canadian consumers avoid buying shoes south of the border? Is now the time for a $700,000 mortgage? Vancouver-based market strategist Sean Coakley from Cambridge Global Payments analyzes how tariff and trade fears are impactin...Show More
As go the fortunes of real estate, so go the fortunes of B.C.

23:45 | Jun 19th, 2018

On BIV Today... B.C.’s economy is poised to contract over the next two years. A lot. RBC deputy chief economist Dawn Desjardins walks us through the bank’s latest economic forecast for the province and explains why tight supply and population gr...Show More
Diversity advice from the 14%

32:34 | Jun 18th, 2018

On BIV Today… Olympic medallist, Order of Canada recipient and finance executive Leslie Cliff discusses the industry’s need for diversity, and how women can excel in traditionally male-dominated fields like finance. SFU’s new sustainable energy...Show More
World Cup office pools and central bank wagers

27:07 | Jun 15th, 2018

On BIV Today... FootyStats is banking on World Cup fever. The Vancouver startup has developed a platform that tracks advanced World Cup analytics to give fans the edge in predicting the outcome of matchups during the tournament. Founder and CEO Ja...Show More
Passive Income Is Looking South

25:03 | Jun 14th, 2018

On BIV Today… Ian Russell (0:42), president and …
What’s next for Trump and Kim after Singapore?

30:28 | Jun 13th, 2018

On BIV Today... What comes next after the histor…
No. 31: NAFTA 2.0? Look to 2020

31:19 | Jun 12th, 2018

On BIV Today… Carlo Dade (0:42), director of the…
No. 30: What went wrong at the G7 summit?

33:51 | Jun 11th, 2018

On BIV Today... Simmering tensions at the G7 sum…
No. 28: Do real blockchain experts exist yet?

29:50 | Jun 7th, 2018

On BIV Today... How well positioned is Canada, a…
No. 26: Why gas prices are only going to get worse

30:28 | Jun 5th, 2018

On BIV Today... Questions persist about whether …
No. 23: Disrupting the home ownership paradigm

45:36 | May 31st, 2018

On BIV Today… A new report UBC report has found…
BIV Today No. 21: Pipeline plot points and politics

16:59 | May 29th, 2018

On BIV Today… BIV co-hosts Kirk LaPointe and Hay…