Did you go to the emergency town hall meeting on housing in Vancouver last night? David Eby hosted with seating for 650, with the CBC reporting attendance of over 700.
“These are serious issues, this is a major crisis, and we want the provincial government to take it seriously,” said NDP MLA David Eby, who organized it.
The event started with Eby citing a long list of media stories highlighting questionable real estate practices and how housing practices have caused residents to leave the region.
Eby said the region’s real estate is governed by “runaway speculation” that is “unpoliced, unregulated and rampant.”
The CBC article has a live blog from the event if you missed it and are curious. Will events like this have any effect on Vancouver house prices or will non-owners eventually move away leaving the city as a home owners paradise?