At this year’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, delegates passed three resolutions to discourage speculation, flipping, commodity investment and other distortions to our housing markets.
At completion, The River District will bring up to 7,000 new units of housing online — the equivalent of Vancouver’s projected housing growth for one year. We just had to check it out and ask some questions.
We need to start reimagining how we tax the recent surge in housing wealth, especially compared to how we tax incomes, which have remained stagnant for many Canadians.
Renoviction. Looky-loos. Mobs of rental viewers and applicants. You name it. Nadine experienced it all — and then some.
After receiving 3,000+ signatures from Gen Squeeze, the Ontario government closes the 1991 rent loophole that permitted limitless rent increases for many tenants.