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Peter Ladner is a co-founder of Business in Vancouver. The former Vancouver City councillor is a fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue and author of “The Urban Food Revolution” ( He can be contacted at

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Middle-of-road way to right Arbutus corridor right-of-way ruckus

Aug 26, 2014 - How do you untangle the train wreck of the Arbutus corridor rail line dust-up? Ever since CP made good on its promise to clear the 11-...   Full Article

Vancouver city's CAC revenue stream a debilitating addiction

Jul 29, 2014 - UBC professor Patrick Condon has lobbed another boulder into the municipal pond, accusing the City of Vancouver of succumbing to the...   Full Article

Sharing economy shares assets and business opportunities

Jul 22, 2014 - One of the most disruptive business trends of recent years is growing at an alarming rate. It's called the sharing economy, or...   Full Article

Tilting at mountain windmills and other empty green hype

Jul 15, 2014 - With municipal elections just around the corner, claims of success in reaching green goals are blossoming everywhere. Full Article

Chamber boss misses the mark on mayors' transportation plan

Jul 08, 2014 - Without united business support, there's no hope for a win in the upcoming referendum   Full Article

Drilling down to the economic realities of geothermal power

Jul 01, 2014 - When someone who has just completed a series of mining asset sales totalling $1.6 billion chooses to share some frank thoughts on...   Full Article

Applauding a minor transit plan miracle from the region's mayors

Jun 24, 2014 - The fairness, comprehensiveness and clarity of the mayors' report won over business, labour, student and environmentalist support   Full Article

Action needed to help locals compete with offshore affluence

Jun 17, 2014 - The festering debate about whether Vancouver should continue its open-house welcome to global investors has boiled over – again....   Full Article

Cultivating more sustainable land options from ALR overhaul

Jun 10, 2014 - What the Agricultural Land Commission has never been able to do is move beyond protecting land to making farming truly viable   Full Article

Attacks on TransLink are running on empty

May 27, 2014 - The million people and their 700,000 cars coming to this region will want to move around without choking in traffic jams. Existing buses, bridges...   Full Article

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