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Combat roach
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Combat roach

A perfect match…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a $1,500-per-person fundraiser at the home of a wealthy Chinese-Canadian businessman earlier this year. Among the guests were one man who donated $1-million to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the University of Montreal Faculty of Law shortly after the fundraiser, and another who had his bank approved by regulators weeks later.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-attended-cash-for-access-fundraiser-with-chinese-billionaires/article32971362/

Oracle
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Oracle

Read some more Reddit.

Anyone that mentions immigration is downvoted on housing threads.

This bull market is just getting started. SFD will likely double in price in the coming decade.

Why? People clueless and don’t even know what to protest. Unbelievable. Dumb Canadains.

Oracle
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Oracle

I was just looking at some Reddit forums regarding housing.

Seems like you Caucasians are so out of touch with the skyrocketing rental prices. One guy started talking about immigration but backtracked when confronted. Hahaha.

The bigger issue not being mentioned is the people living in Vancouver proper are going to. E priced out of rentals within a few years as foreign students and 10 yr visa holders take their place.

Watch the use of eviction loopholes. Renters are fucked. Yet no riots in the streets.

chilled
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chilled

You are right again Oracle, unfortunately the politically correct among us have been indoctrinated and when it comes to Canada’s ‘Holy Grail’ called immigration, they’ve been brainwashed into thinking ‘more, more, more’ is the only solution. Too stupid to think for themselves, they only believe what their teachers and professors told them for the last 20yrs. Canada, a culture of politically correct stupid people who think this country owes the world, for some bizarre reason.

Funkeymonkey
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Funkeymonkey

I thought you said foreign students only bought?

Oracle
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Oracle

Don tell be dumbass. The rich ones buy and the less off ones live 2-3 per bedroom thereby pushing rental costs up.

Oracle
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Oracle

*Dont be a dumbass

Newcomer
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Oracle
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Oracle

Don’t know how much of this is true but locals in the know were saying that Kathy lady from the G&M is actually working lockstep with the BC Libs.

Supposedly the plan is she writes a story about real estate wrongdoing (as if anyone else can’t lol) that is then published by the G&M (the real gatekeeper) and this gets attention of the BC Liberals who act on it immediately (like they didn’t know).

Any sucker that can’t see this is doomed.

Royce McCutcheon
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Royce McCutcheon
Some of Tomlinson’s reporting earlier this year directly challenged many of the public assertions about BC real estate markets from this government and made them look very inept and foolish. Every time one of these articles drops, the perception that the government is inept on this file appears to be reinforced. Yes, the government was surely aware. These loopholes benefit their biggest donors, their personal real estate holdings, and let them prop up their fake economy a bit more. The government only takes action after the reporting because of the presence of the spotlight on one of the many ways they’re lining the pockets of their paymasters. The idea that they’re using this reporting as an underhanded tactic to introduce real estate policy changes is… bizarre. The BC Liberals have a proven track record of being massively pro-real estate and… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

Reason: To make impression that the BC Libs are doing something about real estate….for the next election.

Royce McCutcheon
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Royce McCutcheon
Appearing to have your lunch fed to you by media which is repeatedly pointing out flaws in the system you’re supposed to be tending 1) makes it look like you’re weak on that file and 2) invites all kinds of speculation on why the problems exist in the first place. I don’t doubt that the BC Liberals are in full electioneering mode and want to appear busy on this file, but the motives for their inaction on these topics without reporting is obvious (soooo many vested interests) and there are many other ways to appear to be doing something on real estate without waiting for the media to point out your problems. There are many quotes from even last calendar year from this bunch about “entitlement” from people talking about affordability, not wanting to “interfere” in the market or harm… Read more »
bullwhip29
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Combat roach
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Combat roach

Is he saying anything about the confiscation and expropriation from criminals?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

only a matter of time before we see this here. everyday I see reckless morons causing all kinds of havoc on city streets in gr vanc…

http://globalnews.ca/news/3080925/56-car-pile-up-in-china-leaves-17-people-dead-37-injured/

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“In bond traders’ Trump nightmare, some big winners emerge”, Globe & Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/in-bond-traders-trump-nightmare-some-big-winners-emerge/article32955696/

“After being largely left behind in the era of cheap money, savers may ultimately emerge as the big winners in a world where Trump is president. Yields on 30-year Treasury bonds have risen almost a half-percentage point since the election to 2.99 per cent, as Trump’s ambitious spending plans prompt traders to ratchet up their expectations for inflation and growth. (In Canada, the 30-year bond yield has risen from 1.872 per cent to 2.2 per cent.)”

southseacompany
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“Metro in debt: Non-bank or ‘private’ lenders feed (or rescue) debt-addicted homebuyers”, Vancouver Sun

http://vancouversun.com/business/mortgages/metro-in-debt-non-bank-or-private-lenders-feed-or-rescue-debt-addicted-homebuyers

“Mortgage brokers like North Vancouver-based Sadler deal in the private lending market, sometimes called the shadow lending market, and specialize in arranging loans for borrowers with very poor credit history and little proof of income.”

Newcomer
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Newcomer

Dominos start falling.

Just me
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Just me
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Newcomer

I wonder if we could get them to build one of these on Bowen Island.

C.Junta
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C.Junta

I have been to Johor Bahru multiple times, the city itself is (was?) a shithole. Wow indeed.

Oh NO
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Oh NO

520 e 30th bought June 1.2 m, just sold 1.298 lucky got out and made a couple bucks

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I can’t locate this property as being sold, or even listed.

Do you have more information?

Oh NO
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Oh NO

evalue BC private sale, and recent sale via agent// no renos initially ask 1.6 then down to 1.3 then 1.298

Ktown
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Ktown

Renos or no?

Combat roach
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Combat roach

How to say it right things right and without PC bullshitting…

“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country,” he told a crowd in Fort Wayne. “That’s what they’re doing. It’s the greatest theft in the history of the world.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-indiana-says-china-raping-america-n565721

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Best place on meth

Go Trump!

Death to china!

CanNeverThinkOfAGoodName
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CanNeverThinkOfAGoodName

Please don’t. That’s like saying “Hail Trump”. Trump is not your man.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it
paulb
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New
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TI:9386

http://www.paulboenisch.com

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

been a long time since we’ve seen a Monday tally that low.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

2:1 list to sales is very odd this time of year, even in a slow market.

Should be close to 1:1

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

Trump’s Win May Be Asia’s Loss

Targeting China with trade barriers could pose an unpleasant choice for policy makers in Beijing: accept the hit to growth from weaker exports or respond in kind, economists at Goldman Sachs Inc. wrote in a note. A weaker yuan could trigger an acceleration in capital outflows, pressuring China’s international reserves and draining money from a slowing economy.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/trump-s-win-may-be-asia-s-loss

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Best place on meth

Slap massive tariffs on all locust junk.

The lower their currency goes, the higher the tariffs go.

Destroy them.

Combat roach
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Combat roach
Just me
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Just me

Vote for Christy! We need more of this!

Oh oh
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Oh oh

Crooked Christy come on go away forever

CanNeverThinkOfAGoodName
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CanNeverThinkOfAGoodName
Combat roach
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Combat roach
How’s this scummy shill getting so much space in media lately to propagate locust’s verminous garbage when the entire community must be on a lookout after those who are using all possible excuses to continue and justify the ongoing mission of money laundering and taking over the LM. Do they really think that everyone is that stupid and should buy into their utter scum and especially from a “professor” who is getting paid out of our tax dollar? “What makes Vancouver unique, he said, was the impact on local real estate that has accompanied the current wave of international students, largely from China. With many Chinese families looking to buy property when they send their child abroad, Wu says it is easy, albeit dangerous, to group all Chinese homebuyers together. The public should recognize the difference between opportunistic overseas investors… Read more »
HAMster
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Most everyone knows the whole “student” scam is just a cover for money laundering and/or a way to get into Canada easily. We have to put a stop to it.

Oracle
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Oracle

That’s the single biggest thing that caused house prices to spike. These students do the program and become PR. Jokes on anyone who thinks they will work for 50K per year and pay taxes.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

They can’t work here for 50K, no healthy business will hire them. As practicaly proven they are about 99% useless.

Madashell
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Whisleblower on Triads trying to enter Canada”: “I was exposing incredible negligence. I was exposing incredible corruption. And I was exposing the flaws in our whole immigration system.”
“People in Ottawa didn’t want to investigate anything. They just shut their eyes to everything.” Most of his reports were destroyed, he says.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/the-mcadam-file-bribery-chinese-gangsters-and-betrayal

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Best place on meth

“In a secret 1997 report, Project Sidewinder’s investigators supported McAdam’s concerns, concluding that “China remains one of the greatest ongoing threats to Canada’s national security and Canadian industry.”

No kidding, and very few of our leaders can be trusted anymore. Too many have been compromised.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

It is terrible what has been done to this country and yet we still have usual idiots going around and calling patriotic Canadians racist.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Guess what, dipshit? If you use racial slurs you ARE a racist.

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Best place on meth

Right on cue, the usual idiot shows up.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

No offense, but prick is either complete imbecile or perhaps acting as one for some reason? Constant urge to ignore hard facts and insists on nonsensical racism apparently has some background either financial or emotional.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

It’s funny that you think you’re smart. You use racial slurs therefore you’re a racist. Sorry if that’s confuses you.

Most of what you both say would get you fired from just about any workplace, so what make sure you think it’s either acceptable or “insisting on nonsensical racism” (whatever that means)?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Update on Garth Turner Syndrome patient:

He/she is exhibiting a new symptom, a delusional belief that workplace and non-workplace are the same.

Seems unable to to grasp basic concept of differing rules governing corporate and civilian life.

Recommendation: heavy sedation followed by euthanasia.

Alternate recommendation: deportation to china, although euthanasia still preferable.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Great attempt at diversion, you racist troll.

Face it, you’d not say half the shit you do in public. Not without a white hood.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

At least your buddies are doing great as per G&M…

“Some of the speculators are applying to get the land rezoned and released for development. Other investors are building multimillion-dollar mansions and paving over the rich soil. The Globe found some of the megamansions were set up to operate as luxury hotels, which is illegal on farmland.”

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He/she has ingnored all data and arguments in the past, diagnosis points to Garth Turner syndrome.

Subject is also a traitor to our country and sympathizes with communist china.

Recommmendation: sterilize, ostracize and possibly euthanize.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Unable to make a valid counter argument once again, I see.

Oracle
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Oracle

They have the police on their side. You have to start with having ge police and intelligence agencies on your side. Hopefully they grow a conscience and see the end result for our country.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

once trump sets his sites on china capital flight will skyrocket and land right in our laps.

get ready for it.

wow… things are going to take off like never before. blow off top coming up!

Boombust
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Boombust

We already had a blow off top. It was last Spring, FYI.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

glib and wrong. as usual.

Newcomer
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Newcomer

OK. But at least I’m glib.

Newcomer
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Newcomer

Yeah. That’s totally how it will work.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

Canadian conquests at American Music Awards

The 44th annual awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, lauded some of the biggest names in pop music: Justin Bieber, the Weeknd, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, GiGi Gorgeous.

Yeah, non from BC. When is Wanting Qu going to win an award?

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/11/21/selena-gomez-canadian-conquests-and-other-things-everyone-is-talking-about-after-the-amas.html

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“His first campaign during the Vancouver mayoral election hinged on a deceptively simple idea: housing is a human right.”

I absolutely agree with that.

Mayor Qu has been an abysmal failure in that respect.

Newcomer
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Newcomer

The number of errors in this piece is just breathtaking. It’s a good example of what happens when outsiders report. They have no idea what the situation is, and so they mix things up, then editors, who have even less understanding, come in and tidy things up, so the article is even further from the truth. And this is how 90% of all the articles in the media are written.

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http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/debt-series-payday-loans

>>In pricey Vancouver especially, Hannah said, “you find a lot of people who are just getting by, and are living all the way up to their paycheques and there’s absolutely no wiggle room left.” <<

Combat roach
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Combat roach

OTTAWA — Canada’s spy agency is openly warning that Russia and China are out to steal the country’s most prized secrets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/21/moscow-beijing-targeting-canada-s-secret-info-and-technology-spy-agency-warns_n_13120908.html

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Best place on meth

Russia should have been nuked right after Japan.

China should have been vaporized 5 years later during the Korean War.

So many of our modern day geo-political problems could have been avoided if the US had the intestinal fortitude to finish the job after WWII.

HAMster
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HAMster

And yet “selfie” Justin, Christy, and other politicians continue to cozy up to the enemy. They are traitors to our country.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it
Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

As a commenter stated “Well, we either have a vigilante vandalizing vacant homes, insurance fraud, or a quaint way of getting around the heritage home protection.”
To that list I would add: a fast and cheap way of demolishing a home.

Can’t wait to find out which it is…

patriotz
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I think it’s just a firebug. There is too little upside and too much downside to torching your own property. Insurance will pay only to rebuild and won’t pay anything if they think the owner was in on it (criminal conviction not required). And I think site cleanup cost would be comparable to a demo. But they have a suspect so let’s see.

bullwhip29
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it is possible many of these vacant homes might not even be covered in thee circumstances.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

I agree. I think with all that is being done and said re. vacant housing, corrupt foreign investors and even the change in political landscape south of the border (and perhaps here too) some have taken it upon themselves to make a statement. there will be a day when lamborghinis, ferraris and other uber expensive cars get targeted next.

Ulsterman
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I agree, Welsh nationalist used to burn down holiday homes owned by absentee English people because they claimed wealthy southerners were driving the price of homes beyond the reach of locals. Although i don’t agree with the method, I do respect their activism.

C.Junta
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C.Junta

It’s common in some parts of the world. Google “corsica bomb holiday home”.

Just me
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Just me

And next time someone mentions how good the economy is under the BC Liberals’ rule, show them this:

http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/debt-series-payday-loans?__lsa=9886-15dc

YVR
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I am sure under the NDP payday loans would be reduced. When people don’t have jobs there is no pay cheque to get a loan against. On the bright side little Johny will have 2 less people in his classroom and the teacher can get off work by 2:30pm sharp everyday.

Just me
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Just me

You forgot to add that even working two jobs is not enough to buy studio apartment under Christy and the BC liberals.

You are an ideologue, stuck in the past. For you right and left still have some deep meaning. They dont anymore. Now the world is divided into insiders and outsiders. Have a guess which one is your group.