Vision Vancouver Policies All Empty Gestures And No Substance

Vision Vancouver Policies All Empty Gestures And No Substance

David Fine  10.17.2016
We have a civic government whose policies seem to be motivated more by sentiment rather than substance, and that's why we have record homelessness...
B.C.'s Mayors Need To Listen To Their Citizens

B.C.'s Mayors Need To Listen To Their Citizens

Jordan Bateman  09.30.2016
Leaders have a responsibility to resist their own cynicism and scratch beneath the surface to hear what people -- even those who are opposed...
Over-Regulation Of Airbnb A Stumble Down Slippery Slope

Over-Regulation Of Airbnb A Stumble Down Slippery Slope

Jordan Bateman  09.30.2016
Robertson's vacancy and Airbnb taxes are a significant stumble down a slippery slope. If these new taxes don't raise the vacancy rate high...
Taxpayers Will Shoulder Burden Of Vancouver Natural-Gas Ban

Taxpayers Will Shoulder Burden Of Vancouver Natural-Gas Ban

Jordan Bateman  09.22.2016
Robertson wants a 70 per cent cut in natural gas use by 2020, and 90 per cent gone within 10 years. This will cost individual residents...
Vancouver Homeowners May Soon Have To Pay Extra For Empty Units

Vancouver Homeowners May Soon Have To Pay Extra For Empty Units

CP  09.14.2016
"This empty homes tax is not a silver bullet solution."
Trudeau Should Just Say No To City Pot Tax Grab

Trudeau Should Just Say No To City Pot Tax Grab

Jordan Bateman  09.14.2016
In last year's Liberal election platform, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana, touting a "new system of strict...
Knee-Jerk Policies Will Not Cool B.C.'s Red-Hot Housing Market

Knee-Jerk Policies Will Not Cool B.C.'s Red-Hot Housing Market

Dermod Travis  08.15.2016
For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods, it said. Since then its approach...
Vancouver Police To March At Pride Despite Black Lives Matter Protest

Vancouver Police To March At Pride Despite Black Lives Matter Protest

CP  07.25.2016
The city launched Pride Week on Monday.
B.C. Legislature Will Consider Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

B.C. Legislature Will Consider Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

CP  07.11.2016
The tax is aimed at improving the supply of rental homes across Metro Vancouver's superheated market.
Vancouver Pushes Full Steam Ahead To Tax Empty Homes

Vancouver Pushes Full Steam Ahead To Tax Empty Homes

Andree Lau  06.22.2016
“Vancouver housing is first and foremost for homes, not a commodity to make money with," said Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Vancouver Mayor Calls Out Alberta's Preferential Treatment In Ottawa

Vancouver Mayor Calls Out Alberta's Preferential Treatment In Ottawa

CP  06. 8.2016
"... it's important that the rest of the country, our concerns and our successes, are communicated," said Gregor Robertson.
Vancouver Mayor Gets Really Into Acting Out Katy Perry Song

Vancouver Mayor Gets Really Into Acting Out Katy Perry Song

Zi-Ann Lum  04.17.2016
Check out those interpretive dance moves.
Trudeau Helps Launch New Clean Economy Group In Vancouver

Trudeau Helps Launch New Clean Economy Group In Vancouver

CP  03. 1.2016
"This is the issue of our time."
Big City Mayors Push Trudeau

Big City Mayors Push Trudeau

CP  02. 5.2016
The PM is promising to be flexible and fair with infrastructure cash.