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  • WIN: Parental leave top-up coming even sooner

    Posted by · September 26, 2018 10:05 PM

    Today the federal government announced an expedited five additional weeks of parental leave, available as a “use it or lose it” benefit top-up when both parents agree to share time off to care for a newborn.

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  • Why we make generational comparisons

    Posted by · September 21, 2018 7:36 PM

    Concerned with the growing squeeze on younger Canadians, Dr. Christopher Mackie — a medical officer of health in London, Ontario — asked his Board in 2015 to support Generation Squeeze. Their spokesperson at the time made news by calling Dr. Mackie's request "idiotic", and even went so far as to assign us a motive, saying Gen Squeeze was “trying to start an inter-generational war."

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about the #TaxShift

    Posted by · June 19, 2018 10:05 PM

    B.C. needs a #TaxShift, and most people agree on that. But from there, the debate tends to get a bit muddied, and tensions often flare. But why? Our proposal will benefit the vast majority of British Columbians, and make life more affordable for young and old alike. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help clear the air.

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  • WIN: Vancouver approves two new secure rental housing projects

    Posted by · June 08, 2018 10:40 PM

    On June 5, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously in favour of passing two purpose-built rental projects that will provide 61 secure rental homes for local residents at 855 Kingsway and 4459 Rupert St. This is a big win for Vancouver renters — who make up 53 per cent of households — and Gen Squeeze supporters, who rapidly responded to the opportunity to act.

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  • WIN: B.C. expands Foreign Buyers Tax

    Posted by · March 26, 2018 11:20 PM

    The B.C. government has strengthened the Foreign Buyers Tax by raising it from 15 to 20 per cent, and by expanding it to Greater Victoria, the Fraser Valley, the Central Okanagan, and the Nanaimo area — something we've been calling for since early 2017!

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  • WIN: younger Canadians recognized as vulnerable in the National Housing Strategy

    Posted by · December 01, 2017 10:10 PM

    We achieved an important victory this week by getting young adults added to the list of vulnerable groups in Canada's new National Housing Strategy ("NHS"). A big thanks to volunteer and Gen Squeeze advisor N.K. Singh and to Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray for helping lock in this small change, which has the potential to make a big difference for young people!

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  • WIN: Vancouver passes new 10-year housing strategy

    Posted by · November 30, 2017 10:31 PM

    On Nov. 23 and after more than a year of consultations — including with Gen Squeeze — the City of Vancouver released its 10-year Housing Vancouver Strategy. After reading the 80+ pages we knew right away it was one of the strongest municipal housing strategies we had ever seen, and needed to be passed.

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  • WIN: Vancouver approves new short-term rental regulations

    Posted by · November 14, 2017 10:55 PM

    After mounting pressure from a wide variety of housing advocates, the Fairbnb coalition, and concerned citizens like YOU, Vancouver city council has approved new regulations for short-term rentals, allowing them in principal residences of both owners and renters.

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  • WIN: B.C.’s local governments pass three resolutions to put Homes First

    Posted by · October 23, 2017 10:28 PM

    174 Gen Squeezers from all across B.C. wrote to their Mayors, Councillors and Directors asking them to vote in favour of all three resolutions, supported by detailed rationale. Great work everyone!

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  • WIN: Ontario delivers with Fair Housing Plan

    Posted by · June 01, 2017 10:24 PM

    On April 20, the Government of Ontario released its new Fair Housing Plan, a comprehensive document recognizing #CodeRed concerns that the economy fails younger generations so long as skyrocketing home prices leave our earnings behind.

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