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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

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

City of Vancouver defends decisions to pack advisory panel with Airbnb operators

Signs on the front of Vancouver condo. [GoToVan/Flickr]

The City of Vancouver is defending its decision to allocate half the spots on a 14-member short-term rental community working group to Airbnb operators while only selecting two renters to voice the views of those impacted by vacation rental platforms.

City of Vancouver appoints scofflaw Airbnb host to monitor short-term rental regulations

The City of Vancouver has appointed a scofflaw Airbnb host to the the City’s Short-Term Rental Working Group set up to “monitor the effectiveness and impact” of the City’s short-term rental regulations. The City today published the names of the

BC Liberal candidate George Affleck voted against affordable housing, empty homes tax, Airbnb regulations and prioritizing presales for locals

George Affleck, the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fairview, voted against affordable housing, empty homes tax, Airbnb regulations, and prioritizing presales for local residents, the former Vancouver city councillor’s voting record shows. Affleck, who served as city councillor from 2011 to

Vancouver Councillor slams efforts to cheer up terminally ill kids

A Vancouver City Councillor slammed a project that helps terminally ill kids enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime supercar experience, citing climate concerns among others. “I’m being asked if public funds were spend on this supercar parade(through officer time, vehicle/gas use, other resources)?”