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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

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

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

Researchers forced to apologize over eugenics accusations receive CMHC funding

By Chen Zhou Canada’s housing agency is funding a pair of controversial researchers who were forced to apologize after facing public accusations of advocating for eugenics, and some housing advocates are not happy about the situation. Canada Mortgage and Housing

Airbnb to pay $6 million to settle allegations of misleading consumers on prices

Airbnb will pay $6 million to settle a case where the accommodation booking stood accused of “double ticketing,” a rarely cited criminal offence under the federal Competition Act.  Arthur Lin of Vancouver, BC has succeeded in having his claim against

$5M mansion owners pay very little income tax in Canada. Conservative candidate is fighting to protect them from BC’s speculation tax.

By Rohana Rezel Jing Bai’s family owns and lives in a $5.7 million dollar mansion in Vancouver’s tony MacKenzie Heights neighbourhood in the affluent Westside of the city. The family pays very little income taxes in Canada because the primary

A Liberal candidate is flipping properties in Vancouver. Someone got Twitter to gag me for revealing it.

By Rohana Rezel I tweeted recently about how a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the upcoming election was engaged in property flipping. This morning, less than a week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a snap election,

Vancouver City Planning Commission under fire for “one-sided” housing panel

The Vancouver City Planning Commission is being accused of pro-developer bias after the City of Vancouver advisory body set up a panel exclusively of real estate supply advocates to answer the question “is Vancouver building enough housing?” Last night’s panel