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Vancouver’s flipper MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb

Vancouver’s real-estate-speculator-turned-MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb – the short term accommodation platform blamed for taking long-term rentals out of Vancouver’s tight rental market while bringing crime and violence to residential neighbourhoods. Vancouver-Granville Member of Parliament Taleeb Noormohamed, who

Shut down the temporary foreign worker program – labour academics, advocates say

By Chen Zhou The Canadian government once again expanded the controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) citing “labour shortages” last month, making it easier to hire migrant workers even in areas facing higher unemployment. But labour advocates and academics insist

Real estate investors in public office represent a conflict of interest

Dear Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Disclosure documents from your office show a full one third of Canada’s federal cabinet ministers, including the Finance Minister and Housing Minister, to real estate investors. At least a fifth of the Members

Innocent homeowner threatened with violence after fake rental ad goes viral

An innocent homeowner is facing threats of violence after an anonymous YIMBY account’s viral tweet claiming to show a rental ad on Craiglist looking for “vaccine-free family of European heritage” went viral. Internet mobs are calling for the burning down

Thousands fall for fake ad shared by anonymous YIMBY account

An anonymous YIMBY account’s viral tweet claiming to show a rental ad on Craiglist looking for “vaccine-free family of European heritage” shared over 15,000 in just over 24 hours offers a stark example of how rapidly misinformation spreads on the

Euthanasia is no solution to the housing crisis

The recent news of two Canadians seeking medically-assisted death after being unable to find affordable housing within a space of a month[1][3] should fill you with shame. It is a testament to the monumental failure of your government’s housing and

Under the shadow of a Vancouver homicide, alleged pyramid scam expands globally under different names during pandemic

Chen Zhou A mystical spiritual group outlawed by China and linked to an unsolved homicide in Vancouver was dormant for some time and is now operating under new identities around the world. Almost two years ago, the Lower Mainland’s Integrated

City of Vancouver ignored gentrification while pushing neoliberal policies of market development for “livability”, study finds

The City of Vancouver ignored gentrification and displacement of working-class and low-income families as the city hall pursued neoliberal policies of market development under the “livability” narrative,  a new study shows. In their detailed analysis of 37 planning documents and

Vancouver YIMBY calls for “gassing” opponents

Vancouver’s Yes In My Backyard movement – which is pushing for more condos to be built in the city –  is courting controversy after a prominent member called for gassing opponents. “Just gas this room,” vocal YIMBY advocate Greg Andrews

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Canada’s west coast

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported today (Saturday) at 2:23 p.m. PDT off the western Coast of Canada. Initial estimates place the epicentre of the earthquake 170 km west of  Port McNeil on BC’s Vancouver Island, according to Earthquakes Canada.