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Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Postby Leifer » Dec 23rd, 2017, 4:19 pm

Well this is a bit of a surprise to me.
I could have sworn the NDP has been bleating on (for years) about the B.C Liberals failing to curb foreign ownership.
So 4.8% and dropping.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/19/foreign-buyers-in-toronto-vancouver-own-less-than-5-of-homes-and-condos_a_23311817/?utm_hp_ref=ca-british-columbia
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Re: Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Postby harblz » Dec 24th, 2017, 11:03 am

Here's another article from the summer

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/bc ... e30790277/

giving the reasons for the disagreement:

NDP Leader John Horgan called that claim absurd and noted that the government likely captured less than half of all foreign buyers because the data were self-reported and didn't take into account numbered companies that purchased property.


Also, Vancouver != lower mainland in the context of these numbers as far as I can tell so Richmond, Burnaby, New West et al. are not included.
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Re: Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 24th, 2017, 11:30 am

So Horgan is looking for an excuse for his xenophobic dog whistle politics.

Anybody who actually researches the topic of metro Vancouver housing policy knows that the whole "foreign buyer" thing was the a political ploy by the BC NDP and their junior varsity NDP (Vision and bicycle Gregor) to cover up a decade or more of bad policy, poor management, outright stupidity in city policies. Burnaby's NDP demovictions Derek Corrigan didn't get that moniker by promoting affordable housing policies. NDP Bicycle Gregor always seemed to have TONS of $$$ available for bicycle paths/bridge lane closures for bicycles and pet project crud like that - but oddly, no money for social housing and no money for stopping raw sewage flowing into False creek ("green" my foot!).

"The NDP can't manage a popcorn stand" was true 50 years ago and it is true today.

So now Horgan gets caught in his xenophobic porky that the NDP have used as rallying cry, and he all but cries "fake news". Too bad Johnny boy, anyone who has been following the mess yer junior varsity has been creating knows that was a deflection and a disgusting dog whistle for votes.
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Re: Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 27th, 2017, 8:23 am

hobbyguy wrote:So Horgan is looking for an excuse for his xenophobic dog whistle politics.

Anybody who actually researches the topic of metro Vancouver housing policy knows that the whole "foreign buyer" thing was the a political ploy by the BC NDP and their junior varsity NDP (Vision and bicycle Gregor) to cover up a decade or more of bad policy, poor management, outright stupidity in city policies. Burnaby's NDP demovictions Derek Corrigan didn't get that moniker by promoting affordable housing policies. NDP Bicycle Gregor always seemed to have TONS of $$$ available for bicycle paths/bridge lane closures for bicycles and pet project crud like that - but oddly, no money for social housing and no money for stopping raw sewage flowing into False creek ("green" my foot!).

"The NDP can't manage a popcorn stand" was true 50 years ago and it is true today.

So now Horgan gets caught in his xenophobic porky that the NDP have used as rallying cry, and he all but cries "fake news". Too bad Johnny boy, anyone who has been following the mess yer junior varsity has been creating knows that was a deflection and a disgusting dog whistle for votes.

Your worried wbout sewage but not dilbit ? Hmmmm can we say political hypocrasy
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Re: Foreign Buyers Own Less Than 5% Of Homes in Vancouver.

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 27th, 2017, 10:07 am

maryjane48 wrote:Your worried wbout sewage but not dilbit ? Hmmmm can we say political hypocrasy

Oil is flowing freely into our waterways? :135:

Hmmmm, can we say political can't-understand-the-difference?
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