Metro News: BC’s finance minister supports Vancouver’s empty homes tax

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July 11 2016 | Jen St. Denis

Quoted from the article: The government’s action on empty homes in Vancouver is not nearly enough, said David Eby, NDP MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey.

“They have the income tax data that shows the number of people in Coal Harbour or Arbutus Ridge who are declaring 20,000 incomes while they’re buying $3 million homes,” said Eby.

“The province has all that information necessary to leverage the taxes on people who are driving unaffordability by using our housing as an investment instead of as a place to live.”

Read the full article: http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/07/11/bc-finance-minister-supports-vancouver-empty-homes-tax.html