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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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  • WIN: Ontario does away with harmful 1991 rent loophole

    Posted by · April 28, 2017 10:20 PM

    Over the past week the Ontario government made big moves to close the arbitrary and outdated post-1991 rental loophole that permitted limitless rent increases for many tenants. This is a huge win for renters who deserve affordable and predictable rent!

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  • WIN! Vancouver passes a tax on empty homes

    Posted by · November 16, 2016 10:17 PM

    One year after implementing the landmark new policy, the City of Vancouver invited Generation Squeeze back to the discussion table to explore which affordable housing initiatives to spend the projected $30 million revenue. This came after years of consultation, originating with our 2016 Code Red housing policy report where we walked the mayor and staff through ideas like the empty homes tax and more.

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