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Mike Smyth: Christy Clark and John Horgan display an utter lack of leadership on pipeline politics

Pipeline politics in British Columbia are stickier and more toxic than the stuff that actually flows through the pipe.

With an election just eight months away, no leading politician wants to get dragged down into the tar-pit issues of pipeline projects that are so controversial and divisive among B.C. 959 more words


Metro Vancouver residents may grow to regret foreign ownership sales tax

Just after Premier Christy Clark was first elected, she travelled to Asia to seek foreign investment for B.C. It was a good decision, although really only what every other previous premier had done. 747 more words


Popularity of foreign buyers' tax has Liberals planning more announcements

Premier Christy Clark couldn’t help but laugh as time approached for the legislature to vote on her surprise 15-per-cent tax on foreign home buyers. 969 more words


Ottawa needs to step up on B.C.'s fentanyl crisis: Ex-police chief

OTTAWA — The federal government said Thursday it is “deeply concerned” and is taking “very seriously” B.C.’s plea for sweeping measures to deal with the public health crisis involving fentanyl overdoses. 716 more words


Vaughn Palmer: B.C. plays to the crowd with foreign buyer tax on homes

When British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the province would again be collecting data on the citizenship of property buyers, he played down what it might take to provoke action against foreign nationals. 895 more words

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It's summertime flip-flops for Christy Clark on housing crisis

In a hyper-inflated housing market fuelled partly by quick-buck property flippers, the biggest flip of all came Monday from Premier Christy Clark.

A big flip-flop, that is, after the Clark government brought in a… 791 more words


Premier unveils plan to tax foreign real-estate buyers an extra 15 per cent

VICTORIA – Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced Monday in new legislation.

The tax would increase the property transfer tax on non-Canadian citizens or non-permanent residents purchasing homes. 745 more words

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