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Former Real Estate Board president, Darcy McLeod, in a CBC Radio interview about the election and housing affordability. Listen here(Darcy’s part starts at 1:41.10) )

BC’s debt history by Premier and Party
Donnie’s Civics 101, May 1, 2017

The truth about Christy Clark’s foreign buyers tax
The Tyee, May 1, 2017

BC political parties making promises for affordable housing
Vancouver Sun, April 27, 2017

Is the Empty Homes Tax based on jealousy?
Vancouver Courier, April 27, 2017

A voters guide to transit and transportation
Pricetags, Gordon Price’s Blog, April 27, 2017

While politicians fiddle, home buyers get burned
Globe & Mail, April 26, 2017

Housing: NDP and Green tackle money laundering and tax evasion in Richmond
Richmond News, April 26, 2017

Mayors Council gives NDP top marks on transit scorecard
Business in Vancouver, April 26, 2017

BC election Q & A: how the platforms stack up on housing affordability with UBC Professor Ton Davidoff
UBC Sauder School of Business, April 25, 2017

Transit, affordability, homelessness top Vancouver issues in election
Vancouver Courier, April 25, 2017

A substantial revenue source – but PTT barely mentioned in the campaign
CBC News, April 22, 2017

2017 Provincial election: what’s on BC’s mind?
BC Business, April 21, 2017

Housing huge driver for voters
Vancouver Metro News, April 12, 2017

BC Election Checklist: where do the parties stand on housing?
Metro Vancouver News, April 12, 2017

Workers coming to BC through the BC Provincial Nominee Program are now exempt from the Foreign Buyers Property Transfer Tax
BC Ministry of Finance, March 17, 2017

Additional property tax exemptions will grow economy, help create jobs. Workers coming to B.C. through the BC Provincial Nominee Program are now exempt from the Foreign Buyers property transfer tax
BC Ministry of Finance, March 17, 2017

Vancouver real estate sees 91% decline in luxury foreign buyers
Better Dwellings, February 2, 2017

BC considering foreign buyer tax refunds for some Metro Vancouver home buyers
Vancouver Sun, February 1, 2017

Tweaks to Foreign Buyer Tax too later for telecom worker who lost her house after surprise $80,000 bill
Financial Post, January 31, 2017

NDP guilty of being prematurely correct on foreign buyers tax
Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2017

Foreign buyers’ tax exemption the right thing to do
CBC News, January 31, 2017

BC lifts Foreign Buyers Tax for people with work permits as market cools
Financial Post, January 30, 2017

Details, timeline for changes to BC Foreign Homebuyers Tax unclear
The Province, January 30, 2017

Trump ban drives Christy Clark to refine Foreign Buyers Tax
Globe & Mail, January 30, 2017

Foreign homebuyers’ tax exemption comes too late for some
CBC  News, January 30, 2017

Here’s what the Foreign Buyer Tax did to Vancouver home prices
Globe & Mail, January 26, 2017

BC Foreign Buyers Tax really did yank down Vancouver home prices
Global News, January 24, 2017

Councillors call for vacancy tax, foreign buyers tax in Victoria
CBC News, January 18, 2017

First Nation never consulted on foreign buyer tax break
Business in Vancouver, January 17, 2017

BC real estate data show sharp decline in foreign investment after tax
Global TV news, January 6, 2017

New tide of rules threaten tide of foreign buyers in Canada
Globe & Mail, January 5, 2016

How the BC Foreign Buyer Tax changed my business
Huffington Post, January 4, 2017

Foreign buyer tax won’t stop Chinese investment in Vancouver
Business in Vancouver, January 3, 2017

Foreign ownership of condos down in big cities, according to CMHC (6-minute video)
Business News Network, November 30, 2016

Foreign ownership of Canada’s housing market remains low
Canada Mortgage and Housing, November 30, 2016

Foreign home buyers trickle back to Vancouver but Greater Vancouver sees more action
Financial Post, November 29, 2016

End the unfair, unprecedented attack on home ownership
Western Investor, November 30, 2016

Province provides $500,000 for affordable housing (from Foreign Buyers Tax)
Office of the Premier, November 22, 2016

Foreign buyers bounce back in Richmond after the tax
Richmond News, November 4, 2016

Luxury home sales appear to be slowing because of 15% luxury tax on foreigners
Financial post, November 3, 2016

CMHC data shows foreign buyers have almost disappeared from Vancouver market
CBC, October 6, 2016.  Here is the CMHC release this article is based on (includes video).

Foreign buyer’s tax cooking red-hot market in West Vancouver
North Shore News, October 6, 2016

Vancouver’s foreign buyer’s tax has already had a drastic effect of Canadian real estate
Notable, October 5, 2016

Vancouver home sales plunge 33% as government slaps on its foreign buyer tax
Australian Financial Review, October 5, 2016

Vancouver home sales plunge as foreign buyer tax takes effect
Globe & Mail, October 4, 2016

The foreign buyer is a misdirect. We must loosen supply
Globe & Mail, September 29, 2016

Canada to China: your money is not welcome here
Forbes Magazine, September 29, 2016

Plunging foreign investment in Vancouver, “the impact we wanted,” says Premier
CBC News, September 22, 2016

Foreigners were buying one-in-four Richmond homes before the tax
Richmond News, September 22, 2016

The new foreign buyer tax – unintended consequences
Real Estate Weekly, September 22, 2016

BC’s tax on foreign buyers has legal basis
Globe & Mail, September 20, 2016

Class action lawsuit filed against BC’s foreign buyer property tax
CBC, September 19, 2016

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board calls on members to fight foreign buyers tax
Vancouver Sun, September 18, 2016

Vancouver real estate shrugs off tax on foreign buyers as prices rise for 20th straight month
Financial Post, September 14, 2016

Prospective homebuyers sideswiped by foreign buyers tax (includes 6 minute video with information on unintended consequences)
Business News Network, September 13, 2016

Vancouver real estate felt little impact from foreign tax says Capital economics
Huffington Post, September 10, 2016

Vancouver home sales plunge for second straight month in wake of new foreign buyer tax
Financial Post, September 2, 2016

BC government will not reconsider tax on foreign home buyers
CBC, September 6, 2016

Vancouver home sales plunge for second straight month in wake of new foreign buyer tax
Financial Post, September 2, 2016

U.S. residents devastated by unfairness of new Foreign Buyers Tax
Real Estate Weekly, August 31, 2016

Coquitlam family’s home sale marred in uncertainty in wake of BC’s foreign buyer tax
Business News Network, August 17, 2016

University grad faces $84K foreign buyers tax on Langley, BC townhome
CBC, August 16, 2016

BC real estate industry group claims foreign ownership data overstated
Globe & Mail, August 12, 2016

Richmond Mayor wants foreigner tax on farms
Richmond News, August 12, 2016

Foreign buyer tax will make the government rich, won’t fix housing
Huffington Post, August 11, 2016

BC’s discriminatory tax on foreigners
Financial Post, August 11, 2016

Foreign buyer tax is a welcome one
Surrey Now, August 10, 2016

Forget LNG bonanza: premier Clark changes hype to foreign buyer tax
The Province, August 8, 2016

The politics of Christy Clark’s new tax on foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver housing
Georgia Straight, August 7, 2016

Rental apartment buildings included in foreign tax
Financial Post, August 5, 2016

Nearby recreational markets dodge foreign buyer tax (Sunshine Coast and Sqaumish)
Business in Vancouver, August 4, 2016

Foreign buyers tax: realtors begin to report sales deals collapse
Vancouver Sun, August 3, 2016

Christie Clark channels Donald Trump with her misleading, misguided, anti-foreigner housing tax
Financial Post, August 3, 2016

BC foreign real estate buyer tax leaves Iranian man set to lose thousands on his fist home
Yahoo Finance, August 3, 2016

I’ve never been this hopeless. BC man blindsided by foreign buyer tax
CTV News, August 3, 2016

Rental Apartment buildings included in tax
Business in Vancouver, August 3, 2016

BC foreign buyer tax won’t make a dent in affordability, experts say
CBC News, August 2, 2016

Real estate deals collapse as foreign buyer tax takes effect
Real Estate Weekly, August 2, 2016

BC Ministers kept in dark about foreign buyer tax, politicians say (includes 8- minute video)
Globe & Mail, August 1, 2016

Nine in 10 support tax on foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes but doubt it will be very effective
Angus Reid, July 29, 2016

BC’s foreign buyer tax ignores source of unaffordability
The Province, July 28, 2016

The top five facts about BC’s new Property Transfer Tax on foreign buyers
Alexander Hoburn, July 28, 2016

BC foreign buyer tax won’t make a dent in affordability, experts say
CBC News, August 2, 2016

BC Ministers kept in dark about foreign buyer tax, politicians say (includes 8- minute video)
Globe & Mail, August 1, 2016

BC home seller offering discount to foreigners to blunt new tax
Globe & Mail, August 1, 2016

BC Land registry slows as people rush to close deals before new tax
The Province, July 31, 2016

De Jong unmoved by real estate jitters
Victoria Times Colonist, July 31, 2016

BC property law vulnerable to a challenge
Vancouver Sun, July 30, 2016

Nine in 10 support tax on foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes but doubt it will be very effective
Angus Reid, July 29, 2016

There’s a better solution to the housing affordability crisis. Foreign buyer tax not the answer
Royal Pacific Realty Group, July 28, 2016

New 15% foreign buyer tax effective August 2 (includes essential resources)
Royal Pacific Realty Group, July 28, 2016

BC Premier rules out changes or presale exemptions to foreign buyer tax
Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2016

Top Vancouver realtor rapped for trying to avoid new 15% tax
Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2016

BC Liberals pass contentious foreign buyer tax into law
Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2016.  Here is Bill 28: Miscellaneous Statutes (Housing Priorities Initiatives) Amendment Act

New real estate tax harming foreigners working in BC, says American buyer
CBC, July 28, 2016

BC just violated NAFTA with its foreign property tax and we could all end up paying for it
Financial Post, July 28, 2016

BC’s foreign buyer tax set to help fund Metro Vancouver housing projects
The Star, July 28, 2016

Vancouver realtors coach foreign buyers on ways to avoid new foreign buyers tax. Real Estate Council investigates
CKNW News, July 27, 2016

BC’s new tax will impact more than foreign owners
Moneysense, July 26, 2016

Why a tax now?  Premier saw trouble ahead in Metro suburbs
The Province, July 27, 2016

Metro Vancouver Property Transfer Tax could affect outlying areas
Vancouver Sun, July 27, 2016

Vancouver real estate agent accused of helping clients avoid foreign-buyer tax
Metro Vancouver News, July 27, 2016

Repercussions from BC’s new 15% real estate tax feared
Vancouver Courier, July 27, 2016

BC won’t give breaks on new tax to foreign homebuyers who have already signed contracts
Financial Post, July 27, 2016

Foreign buyers in Vancouver hit with HK style 15% tax, but millionaire migrants will be exempt
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016

Digging deeper into the new foreign entity tax by Ed Wilson and others
Lawson Lundell, July 26, 2016

Foreign buyers with pending home deals won’t be spared from BVC’s new tax, Minister says (3-minute video)
Business News Network, July 26, 2016

Condo sales could be left in chaos by new BC tax, industry warns
Vancouver Sun, July 26, 2016

Expert worries farmland is still subject to foreign investors
Richmond News, July 26, 2016

BC scrambles to appear proactive with surprise citizenship tax on Vancouver housing
National Post, July 26, 2016

Action on foreign investment, consumer protection and vacancy puts British Columbians first (announcement)
Office of the Premier, July 25, 2016. Here is Bill 28

REBGV statement on the announcement of 15 per cent foreign buyer tax
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, July 25, 2016

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board slams foreign buyer tax
CKNW, July 25, 2016

Industry critical of new BC tax on foreigners buying homes
Business in Vancouver, July 25, 2016

Pundits spilt on whether foreign buyers tax will cool the market
Maple Ridge Times, June 25, 2016

BC Government introduces new foreign buyers tax for Metro Vancouver (includes 8-minute audio with MLA John Horgan
CKNW, July 25, 2016. Other news stories about this include:

Bloomberg, CTV News; CBC NewsNews 1130; Vancouver Courier. Vancouver Sun,

Tax likely to have little effect on condo sales
Vancouver Sun, July 25, 2016

Permit red tape holding up 69,500 housing units
Vancouver Sun, July 25, 2016

New property tax for foreign buyers
Lawson Lundell, July 25, 2016

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver issues statement on foreign buyer tax
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, July 25, 2016

One in five Richmond homes sold to foreigners, new tax announced
Richmond News, July 22, 2016


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