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Les Leyne: NDP retreats on Land Act, blames 'dog whistle politics'

Les Leyne: NDP retreats on Land Act, blames 'dog whistle politics'

Despite constant government reassurances, concern and suspicion have been building around B.C. for weeks.
B.C. rental crisis deepens as Vancouver rents soar, vacancies plummet

B.C. rental crisis deepens as Vancouver rents soar, vacancies plummet

Population boom and strong job market fuel demand, leaving tenants struggling as supply fails to keep pace
Are natural resources back in the B.C. government’s good books?

Are natural resources back in the B.C. government’s good books?

Strategist Katie Shaw examines Premier David Eby's communications shift on resources
Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Addressing the issue of community amenity contributions is commendable, but it might not reduce relatively astronomical fees paid to build housing units
Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Next year’s provincial election may shift or accelerate government’s major new housing laws
Comment: Eby sitting on forensic audit of BC Housing

Comment: Eby sitting on forensic audit of BC Housing

As Western Investor delves into massive and questionable spending on social housing in B.C., premier is holding back a damning report
Opinion: Housing is a struggle and governments about to make it worse

Opinion: Housing is a struggle and governments about to make it worse

Four new rules – including one now in effect in B.C. – will be costly, complicated and do nothing to alleviate the low supply or high price of housing in Canada
Opinion: How to handle an unsolicited offer for your business

Opinion: How to handle an unsolicited offer for your business

While it is exciting and flattering to get the call, how you handle the process can make a big difference in the outcome
Opinion: How building owners can manage insurance costs

Opinion: How building owners can manage insurance costs

Experienced property manager tells how to navigate the costly and challenging world of insurance on commercial real estate property
Opinion: Vacancy control, rate caps ultimately harm B.C. renters

Opinion: Vacancy control, rate caps ultimately harm B.C. renters

The chief executive officer of LandlordBC notes that disallowing rental increases at vacancy would be the ‘death knell’ for new rental construction