Tag Archives: housing affordability

Vancouverites set to take to the streets demanding action on housing, crackdown on lawbreaking in real estate

By ThinkPol Staff Vancouverites are getting ready to take to the streets demanding the province to act on housing and crackdown on rampant speculation and criminal activity plaguing the the region’s real estate market. The first Rally for Affordable Housing

“Go after the money launderers, illegal real estate flippers, scammers, tax evaders” ‒ British Columbians respond to budget consultation

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians want the government to go after money launderers, tax evaders, speculators and other fraudsters operating in the province’s real estate market, public responses to the governing NDP’s 2018 budget consultation show. Premier John Horgan’s government

Liberals, Tories unite to kill right to housing bill

By ThinkPol Staff The Liberal and Conservative parties voted together on Wednesday in Canada’s House of Commons to kill a bill that would have added the right to housing to the Canadian Bill of Rights. Bill C-325, An Act to

Vancouver: A soulless city of heartless lords and hapless serfs

By Joyce Yip The name Anoop Majithia drives fear into the hearts of renters who live in his real estate fiefdom in Vancouver. Soon after taking possession of the apartment block at 1168 Pendrell St in 2014, Majithia’s company Plan

Realtors cashing in on Canada’s housing affordability crisis, reports show

Realtors are earning record profits from surging house prices contributing to the nation’s housing affordability crisis reaching “dangerous” levels, two recently released reports show. Operating revenue for the real estate agents and brokers industry group grew 10.8% from 2013 to