Category Archives: Metro Vancouver

Let’s follow New Westminster’s lead on renovictions

Congratulations to New Westminster city council on their recent unanimous approval of a new bylaw to protect renters from renovictions. Landlords there will now face the prospect of fines of up to $1,000 a day or losing their business licence … Continue reading

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The COPE election victory in context

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — COPE is back! Last Saturday was election day and for the first time since 2011, COPE had candidates elected not just to Vancouver’s city council, where Jean Swanson came in … Continue reading

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Turn up the taps & cool housing prices more

For many years now housing prices in Vancouver have been moving up at a very fast pace — so fast that most of us have been priced right out of the market. Economists will forever debate the causes of this … Continue reading

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