Luxury condo tower pulled on weak demand

It appears there might be a limit to ‘build it and they will come’. Southseacompany points out a recent development proposal that was pulled amid signs of weak demand.

“A proposal for a downtown Vancouver luxury condo tower that was scheduled to go to a public hearing next week has been abruptly cancelled by the owner.”

“A representative of the developer, Brilliant Circle Group, sent a letter to the planning department last week withdrawing the project. The letter, obtained by The Globe and Mail, explained that the decision “is due to the impact of the rapidly changing real estate market, which affects both the unit mix and the CAC evaluation.””

““Everything’s corrected and the luxury market is gone,” said Ian Watt, a realtor who specializes in higher-end housing. “Anything under $2-million will sell, but in the last two months, there’s been only one sale over $3.5-million.””

Read the full article here.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Here are some gay Trumpian identity politics for you (that phrase alone should burst the brains of SJWs): Ironically, it was my experience as being a gay teen in the closet and then being the first gay teen in my high school to come out of the closet and be openly gay that enables me to be a Trump supporter today. I experienced daily verbal abuse, death threats, and had to run for my safety on multiple occasions. This was long before gay-straight alliances and long before it was almost cool to be gay. That experience enabled me to be a Trump supporter today in Vancouver, despite widespread social condemnation from all those around me. I already mastered the skill of standing up for your beliefs and being the only one to do so in the face of mass opposition… Read more »
Dave
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I think Trump doesn’t get enough credit for support of gays. When he gave his winning speech at the Republican convention he brought up the protection of gays. He got the crowd to cheer quite enthusiastically after saying it. He didn’t need to go there, but he did and it’s not something you would normally hear from a Republican. I saw it as a glass ceiling moment where it showed gays are welcomed in the Republican party.

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Thank you for making this comment!!! What a pleasant surprise for me to read!!! I have been saying that very same thing since right after the moment he made the comment. Why wasn’t it headline news the next day? Oh I have so much to say about how I feel about that. I mean, the gay community should have been rewarding him. The reaction from LGBT has been only to show right wingers that there is no upside politically to extending an olive branch towards LGBT. That is the worst message to be sending. I am actually more afraid of homophobia because of these LGBT idiots with Trump Derangement Syndrome. They’re making it more dangerous to be gay, not less. That’s why it’s important for right wing people to know that we’re not all like that. Big LGBT Politics does… Read more »
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“since the moment he made the comment” Correction: That implies one comment. He said it twice!!! Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention he said he supports the LGBT community and he said it twice and the entire crowd full of Republicans cheered. Not all of them wanted to cheer, but they did. You could literally watch before your eyes the Republican party enter the 21st century on the LGBT file in that speech. The next day, it was not reported in the MSM at all–only slanderous accounts of the convention appeared in the media. So most gays don’t even know about this because most gays aren’t exactly sitting around watching youtube videos of the Republican National Convention. They get their news from MSM and the Big LGBT media run by EGALE, etc. All that is designed to keep… Read more »
Dave
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What I liked most about that moment was the crowd. You can’t fake that.

It really was an amazing political moment and it’s unfortunate the media never gave it the coverage it truly deserved. But, it wasn’t lost on me and I’ve never touched another dick.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

I totally agree with you about Kaitlyn Jenner too. I was thinking the exact same thing. What bathroom should Kaitlyn Jenner use if she visits the Trump Tower?The answer: Whatever hell bathroom she wants to. Obviously that is the correct and sane answer from anyone on the right or the left, or at least it should be. It totally takes the politics out of the bathroom hysteria and redirects the agenda on issues of substance.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

The moment should have been obvious to anyone watching so you should not need to indicate that you are heterosexual, although I understand why you would want to.

You cannot understand how isolated I feel. I have literally never met someone in the living breathing flesh who sees the world the way I do. They are all just anonymous people on the internet. And they are usually people in the US who have no understanding of Canada and our issues in Vancouver. There is such a huge craving to just be allowed to speak and be understood and not be smeared as a racist KKK member.

Dave
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Happy to grab a coffee so you’re not isolated.

My dick joke was my attempt at humour.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

I am just happy to have felt understood for once.

Dave
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I’m pretty right wing and I know that about gays. A vocal minority doesn’t speak to the whole group. I think gays are left wing by default due to history. The left was the first to stand up for gay rights and the religious right resisted it. But at this point in history, the religious right now longer controls the right wing and many of the previous bad guys now support gay rights. Gays have been welcomed in Canadian right wing parties for a long time and I think the turning point for the American’s was Trumps speech. I think history will eventually see it that way. I also thought his position on Kaitlin Jenner was admirable. I think you put all the US Presidents behind closed doors 30 years ago and asked about gay rights, Trump would have been… Read more »
patriotz
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” None of them took political risks to support gay rights.”

In the case of Obama, that is complete nonsense. Do you remember who tried to bring that ban back?

With Transgender Military Ban Lifted, Obama Cements Historic LGBT Rights Legacy

“I explained there was zero chance they could reverse the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage ”

The Supreme Court of Canada never ruled on gay marriage. Gay marriage came into effect Canada wide with the passage of the Civil Marriage Act by the Martin government, with a free vote.

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Stop confusing people with facts. Those facts are fake. Probably came from the lyin’ MSM…possibly even from Hillary, who knows….?

Many people are saying so….

(No collusion!!!!)

🙂

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Transgender and gay are two very different things.

I don’t know why the two are even lumped together in that silly acronym, but I’m thankful that the Q was finally dropped.

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There’s no more Q ? I just can’t keep up.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

They really are and it just confuses things to lump them together.

YVR
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YVR

Obama is supposedly opposed same sex marriage. At least that is what he told voters.

Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage

http://time.com/3702584/gay-marriage-axelrod-obama/

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Patriotz, that is a story from 2016, the final days of the Obama Presidency and it’s all about him “cementing his legacy”. It’s right in the headline. Of course he wants to be remembered as an LGBT hero so he does this on his way out. The truth is he flip flopped on gay marriage. He never campaigned on gay rights-so no, he never took political risks on it. When he first ran for President, he was opposed to same sex marriage. The black community in general in America is less supportive of gay rights. That is one of the politically incorrect things that we are not allowed to say.

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“I think gays are left wing by default due to history.”

It is not by “default”. It is because the left creates identity politics and divides almost everyone into some sub-group. Then they tell each group they are oppressed in some way and convince them to vote left in order to get equal rights. Of course in order to keep this whole game going the left must keep all these sub-groups oppressed or believing they are victims of some sort. For those straight white males who cannot fit into a left created sub-group they use “White Guilt” as a means to get them on board. It is all about government control of every part of your life and dividing people to maintain control.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

White guilt isn’t working on me and increasingly it’s not working on straight men either. Being white is nothing to be guilty about.

No Chump
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No Chump

Well, bully for you, Dave. Trump isn’t my clown and the US isn’t my circus, either.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Actually, he said that he would protect the LGBT community from a “hateful foreign ideology”. He never said protection full stop and he implied that he would be protecting everybody from ISIS. The only reason he mentioned LGBT at all was because of the Orlando shooting which had happened just a month earlier. So in fact he did “have to go there”.

So I’ll have to rank your entire post as “fake news”, I suppose?

YVR
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Unlike Obama who couldn’t protect anyone from ISIS or anyone else.

Those Obama days seem so long ago now. ISIS beheading someone weekly, Russia invading Ukraine, Little Kim testing nukes, Iran capturing US soldiers, Syria gassing people, open crime through the borders, MS13 running wild, cops getting ambushed weekly, China having their way with what ever they want. You have to love Trump.

patriotz
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“You have to love Trump.”

ISIS still killing people. Russia still in Ukraine. Kim still developing nukes. Syria still gassing people with help from Putin, who gets White House invite. China still having their way.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It’s also easy to argue that the situation with ISIS, Syria, DPRK, and Crimea were a direct consequence of failed foreign policy under the Bush administration. The US public grew tired of unbounded wars overseas and brutal dictators got the message that having WMD might actually deter an invasion.

Another easy argument is that the biggest threat to a US citizen is another US citizen with a gun.

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Best place on meth

Bush gave birth to ISIS, Obama and Hillary then nurtured them.

Please don’t try to make another one of your retarded “easy arguments” that those two scummy administrations were any different.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

How were they nurtured exactly? By slowly withdrawing troops a decade after mission accomplished and billions of dollars spent on training Iraqi security?

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Best place on meth

By arming shady “rebel” groups to try and bring down Assad, destabilizing Syria and allowing ISIS to flourish.

You know nothing, dumbass. Figures you’d defend scumbags Hillary/Obama.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Moving the goalposts now?

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Peter Tiel.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

And we can’t forget Milo, the revered and fabulous gay leader of the alt right.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

So after experiencing discrimation first hand you want to support somebody who will make other people feel as bad as you did then? Got it.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

What people are those and why do they feel bad?

Are they extremely sensitive?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You think no other groups face discrimination on a daily basis? Of course you do.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

That’ not an answer, dumbass.

Dyugle
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Dyugle

Will you be my mommy?

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Why is China even allowed to have any company, much less such a big one, in a critical modern economic field like Internet and E-Commerce? This is an unbelievable betrayal of basic human rights and decency! Our politicians have sold us out!

https://vancouversun.com/investing/tencents-143-billion-rout-is-worlds-biggest-as-tech-sinks/wcm/09ae15e7-ceeb-4d3e-b95e-414065588185

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

US is winning the trade war, and Chinese growth falling to 5 per cent will be the proof

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2157417/us-winning-trade-war-and-chinese-growth

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

I love to see China fall!!! Down with PRC!!!

Oracle
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Oracle

They have to fail for our kids sake.

They will turn on us if they ever get the upper hand on the USA.

The only people rooting for them are the mainlanders already here in Canada.

Diadora
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Diadora

BREAKING: Just hours after news that Mnuchin and Liu He’s people were trying to restart trade talks, Trump admin now said to propose 25% tariffs on $200b of Chinese goods, from planned 10%. Currently at 25% on $34b of Chinese imports, review period on further $16b ends Wednesday. Tweeted by Haidi Lun, Anchor @BloombergTV Daybreak Australia

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

The new 25% tariffs could come as early as Wednesday.

Trump is going to crush china and SE Asia is going to boom as a result.

https://www.scmp.com/business/global-economy/article/2157320/factories-shift-out-china-avoid-trade-war-boosting-volume

paulb
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New
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TI:12841

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

Oracle
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Oracle

Any guess what inventory will be tomoro?

Screwed
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Screwed

12567

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I was going to say 12567!

Damn, now I’ll have to pull a Price is Right and bid 12568.

kabloona
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kabloona

What’s a couple of decades when you really, really want a house….????

Whining millennials…

😉

“In Vancouver, it takes 20 years for millennials to save for a down payment — compared to 4.6 in Toronto”

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/07/31/in-vancouver-it-takes-20-years-for-millennials-to-save-for-a-down-payment-compared-to-46-in-toronto.html

No Chump
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No Chump

A stupid article from start to finish. Duh, did they ever consider the “possibility” that prices will have to go down to match that so-called reality?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It’s just a metric, dumbass. Like the fact that the average house requires more than 100% of an average income. It’s not like anybody is actually doing that. Duh.

No Chump
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No Chump

Duh. I realize that. However, the point remains; they never considered the “alternative” I suggested.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

They chose the median house price (they say “home” but those aren’t the numbers they reported). Why exactly should people be entitled to a “median” house as their very first purchase?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

House prices don’t go down. Everyone knows that.

Oracle
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Oracle

Buddy told me how to make Vancouver not desirable for mainlanders.

Settle 50,000 Mexicans in Richmond and Burnaby. They will leave the country.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Sounds good to me, then we’ll have more taco places and cheaper illegal labor.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Less crime too!

Lost...but not Leased
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Lost...but not Leased

Bbbbuttt…Will they have SIDA to defend them

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Defending minorities is inappropriate behaviour in your eyes, I suppose.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Less financial crime maybe.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth
Lost...but not Leased
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Lost...but not Leased

Are they white…if not thats racism !

Best place on meth
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‘Significant or very significant’: Analysis shows money-laundering vulnerabilities in B.C. real estate

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/dan-fumano-data-point-to-money-laundering-vulnerabilities-in-b-c-real-estate-sector

“Following the bombshell report detailing how Vancouver-area casinos became hubs of international money laundering, the second phase of B.C.’s battle against dirty money is expected to target real estate.

And while the real estate sector largely drives B.C.’s economy, many members of the industry appear to have significant work to do on this front. According to data obtained by Postmedia News, Canada’s financial intelligence watchdog found “significant” and “very significant” deficiencies in the anti-money laundering controls at 88 per cent of real estate entities they examined in B.C. over the last two years.”

88%?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

The End of the Global Housing Boom

https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/2018/07/31/are-house-prices-falling-from-sydney-to-new-york#gs.6dP3vLw

From London to Sydney and Beijing to New York, house prices in some of the world’s most sought-after cities are heading south.

Tax changes to damp demand, values out of kilter with affordability and tougher lending standards have combined to undermine the market. That could have wider implications because the world’s wealthy have been buying homes on multiple continents, meaning a downturn in one country could now pose more of a threat to markets elsewhere, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Lost...but not Leased

Rothschilds and Bilderbergs New World Order plan right on schedule!

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

The smart money is wringing their hands just waiting to buy up property for pennies on the dollar. This is how the 1% consolidate their wealth. All the wannabe elites around here are going to get totally wiped out by the real sharks.

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Stand up for Canada
Stand up for Canada
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Stand up for Canada

Pretty clear how these new upstanding Chinese immigrants who hosted Trudeau and apparently can’t speak a word of English tried to torch their own home so they can build their own mansion. Disgusting.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It’s so clear that no charges have been filed!

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

It’s possible the police are still collecting evidence or building a case. If the VPD are actually doing their job that is…

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Of course it’s possible. But as of now no charges have been filed. Which means that this new racist to arrive on the scene is simply being a prick.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Just seize the property and kick these corrupt vermin who apparantly speak no English out of the country.

Enough with this chicom trash already.

Oracle
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Oracle

Whites buy the naive excuse all the time.

Park illegally and get confronted by white Person …. act confused and naive with broken English. World many times and for basically all illegal acts on the west.

Heck I even tested it and damn it works. Hahaha

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

The city is going to have to expropriate the property and seize the owner’s assets to pay for it. The owners have shown they’re not willing to comply with any court orders.

bullwhip29
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City of Vancouver sues Chinese developer to force repair of damaged mansion https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mansion-vancouver-real-estate-fire-damage-1.4769149 “The previous owner [unknown] was on scene and spoke with [Vancouver Police]. Stated that he sold the home several years ago. After the sale, he was notified by a lawyer that the new owner wanted to sue him. This was due to the fact he felt he was deceived by not being aware this house is protected by the city and is not able to be demolished and rebuilt as a new home.” >>> these comments from the previous owner should makes one’s skin crawl. if Pan had only hired a real pro to torch the house to the ground, things would have been simpler. perhaps he will make the proper arrangements to have someone finish off the job instead of having to deal with all this… Read more »
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It astounds me how stupid these guys are and yet they have millions of dollars to buy these properties. I have said previously that these chineeze millionaires could not have made their kind of money in the west; they need real corruption and slave labour to make it in china.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

i think we’re the stupid ones for allowing this nonsense to not only happen in the first place, but to continue for a variety of reasons

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Just clicked on the link and I see a picture of none other than Trudeau the Idiot-in-Chief himself hobnobbing with these criminals as he sells Canada to China.

Name
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Name

Story byline:
“Storied $14M home that once housed legendary publisher now under threat of rodent infestation”

Well it’s already owned by a rat so ….

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

It’s not just this house, the infestation is city wide.

This is a plague of biblical proportions.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Vancouver approves new tower in West End with separate entrance for social housing
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/city-vancouver-vote-rezoning-west-end-land-30-storey-tower-1.4768980

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The original plan had segregated children’s play areas as well. Is this real estate elitism where Vancouver is headed ?

realist
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realist

“Is this real estate elitism where Vancouver is headed ?” Presumably a rhetorical question, as you will know that the answer to that question has long been yes, with few exceptions. At least the children are to be spared outright segregation into a 2nd class play area; perhaps that was too highly reminiscent of apartheid and other legally mandated race-based segregation to be swallowed by the Vision Vancouver types…but telling that it was under consideration.

Get real
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Get real

If the people in the social housing units do not pay strata maintenance fees that the owners pay, should they be allowed to use the same lobby contributing to the ware and tear but pay nothing for it’s maintenance?

And would the non profits running the social housing want to spend their budgets on new marble floors, a $10,000 chandelier and other luxury items that the fee paying owners might want to install new the lobby?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Exactly. Before there was segregation by building and neighbourhood. Isn’t this an improvement despite not being ideal?

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Why is this any different than a condo building that allows some rental units? Then all the amenities are shared.

Get real
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Get real

The owners of the rental units pay to maintain the common properties. I don’t think that low income people needing subsidized housing could or would want to contribute to maintenance on par with unit owners.

YVR
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YVR

The penthouse in my building has a huge deck with a hot tub. Should I be able to go up there and help myself? The neighboring building has a really nice pool. Why can’t I use it?

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Because that penthouse is not common property.
Because you don’t live in the next building.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

The deck will be limited common property. The owner of that unit only has entitlement to use it (which can be restricted), it’s not actually their property.

Name
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Name

You know what I meant. But do split hairs if you want to.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

So just as the deck isn’t common property neither is the lobby of the non-social housing part of the building. Why are you having a hard time understanding this?

Name
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If everyone has the same access it is common. Your balcony is considered common but It is for your use not your neighbour’s use.

YVR
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YVR

But why shouldn’t it all be common property open to all?

realist
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realist

The so-called “poor doors” are not new to Vancouver, but have they have haven’t received much attention, and that likely by design of our politicians and bureaucrats, as “poor doors” have been controversial elsewhere:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/social-housing-to-have-separate-entrance-to-vancouver-high-rise-1.3061196

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Lost...but not Leased

Apparently SIDA bought one of the high end units..

Is having it renovated to look resemble his parents basement.

Joe Money
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There are separate doors because these will be two distinct legal properties, with separate ownership;

– One property will be owned by a strata corporation, in turn owned by the owners of the market units
– The other would be owned by a not-for profit society providing and maintaining the social housing.

To allow access through one legal property into another would certainly be possible but would entail legal agreements, rights-of-way, and constant enforcement and also involve dispute resolutions when agreements were broken or ignored. This would make lawyers a lot of money but would not be practical nor cost-effective for either party.

YVR
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YVR

You are trying to reason with communists. They believe everyone should get the same rations no matter how hard you work.

YVR
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YVR

But one single mother of three who spoke with CBC News earlier this week said she fears the potential stigma for her children. “Do I want to raise my kids in a place where every time they walk out the front door, they are reminded that they are different?” said Trisha. CBC News has agreed not to use her last name, because she worries her housing search could be affected.

Maybe tell your children if they study, keep in school and then work hard they can live in the nice part of the building too. Explain to them how you screwed up and that is why you live off the government in social housing.

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Or tell your children to borrow their brains out with a huge mortgage so they can live in the nice part of the building too.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

How about:

“I am thankful to live in a country like this that takes care of the poor and gives them every opportunity”

My grandmother sent her baby bonus cheques back to the Gov’t in the 1940’s after my Mother was born because she didn’t want what she viewed as a Gov’t handout.

Amazing what a change in attitude in a few generations.

bullwhip29
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Dunsmuir viaduct land to be transformed into housing for homeless
http://www.vancourier.com/news/dunsmuir-viaduct-land-to-be-transformed-into-housing-for-homeless-1.23385720

>>> simply counting the minutes before Melody Ma and Co declares this plan to be in convention to the newly minted bylaws for Chinatown (and presumably anything within spitting distance from it)

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edit: to be in contravention

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KickThemOut

Patriotz continue to deny facts and defends a communist regime that massacre its own people, slaughtered Canadian soldiers, torture and killed Canadian POW, and instigated the war between Japan and US. Why do you keep defending them Patriotz?! What’s your stake in this? Why do you continued to deny facts? Maybe you should take a trip to holy site Yasukuni Shrine and learn the real history.

Oracle
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Oracle

He works for Immigration & Citizenship Canada in Ottawa. Lol. You must not know since you’re a newbie here.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

His tacit support of racists is definitely a bold career move.

Specuskeptic
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Patriotz tacitly supports racists? Interesting assertion…

Specuskeptic
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You keep asserting that he works there. What’s your evidence? (or is this another of the vast pile of bullshit assertions you make)

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italiano

This is new to me. Were those Chinese bombers with fake Japanese markings at Pearl Harbor?

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

It was a plot by Allies to drag US into the war. Germany is not going to attack US interests and soil, so they have to find a way to get Japanese to do it. Communists sympathizers play significant part in it as well.

patriotz
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“Maybe you should take a trip to holy site Yasukuni Shrine and learn the real history.”

A businessman in the town where I grew up had been posted to HK in 1941 and spent WWII in a Japanese POW camp. For the rest of his life he would not be in the same room with a Japanese. How’s that for real history.

Name
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Name

https://www.news1130.com/2018/08/01/man-faces-charges-for-making-and-selling-fake-transit-passes-in-calgary/

Police say the stickers were professionally printed in China and addressed to the suspect.

China aiding and abetting criminal activity here in Canada.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Those are just Upass stickers for students. I’d like to see them try to make fake Compass Cards.

Oracle
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Oracle

Will happen. I’ve had people trying to sell me fake Hone Depot gift cards that actually work

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

You are a credit to your race

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Translink should have put more thought into naming the pass.

Is it U-pass or Up-ass?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You don’t need to fake the physical cards. Nobody inspects them. Other transit systems using the same technology have been compromised, so it’s doubtful Vancouver will be the exception.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

fraud and prostitute export are probably the second and third biggest sectors of china’s economy

U-Pass fraudsters deported to China

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/u-pass-fraudsters-deported-to-china-1.1179278

Oracle
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Oracle

Deportations??? Hahaha. They are given a free ticket home.

It’s like you going to Mexico and then being sent some to Canada after a crime. Hahaha

Dumb Canadians. Jail then here.

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Hyper-mega-Bull
Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Music to my ears!

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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How much of this money ended up in Vancouver real estate.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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You think Vancouver is so special that all money ends up here eventually? Laughable. There’s a whole world out there, and Vancouver is just a speck in the corner.

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“People that are running these P2P companies don’t actually understand what P2P really is,” said Kenny Lam, president of Noah Holdings Ltd.”

what a gong show that country is …

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Just for Oracle. Perhaps a real estate agent that you can understand.

https://www.sukhbrar.ca/blog/32565/real-estate-market-update-in-north-delta-amp-surrey-bc-summer-2018

“We are now in The Hyper Supply Phase of The Real Estate Market Cycle, and it will dictate how hard the impact of The Recession Phase in 2018 will be.”

Oracle
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Just some uneducated guys opinion.

I have said it before and will say it again; what need to happen is a swift correction. Not some drawn out process because we are growing at 50-75,000 people a year. Around 10,000 rich foreign students come here a year and they will gobble up what supply comes.

Again, NDP knows this. What’s needed is swift action and a swift decline in prices. Otherwise a failur.

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“WARNING: The Hyper Supply Phase is foreshadowing a dangerous time ahead”

Wow just Wow !!!

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

The bad news just keeps piling up for Justin Trudeau. Current issue of Macleans is running an article entitled “In Conversation with Jane Fonda: ‘I’m so disappointed with your Prime Minister.'”

Fonda is quoted as saying: “I am so disappointed with your prime minister. Don’t trust good-lookin’ liberals. I don’t believe a word he says anymore. He became the hero at the Paris climate summit and then he’s letting the Alberta tar sands pump across and down to Vancouver. Owh! ”

Trudeau is quickly falling out of favour with the SJW crowd.

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No Chump

Do you really think I CARE what Jane Fonda has to say? About anything?

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Who are you people coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden? Personally, I don’t particularly care what Jane Fonda has to say. But an awful lot of Justin Trudeau’s base does so that is the point I was making. This is bad for Trudeau.

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No Chump

You started it.

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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Trump is the best President in the history of the USA!!! MAGA!!!! Triggered yet?

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“Don’t be a chump. Vote for Trump.”

Seriously, that was a slogan I came up with for Trump. It just popped in my head one day.

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You could put that on a hat.

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But then some triggered, leftist retard will violently rip it off his head in a fit of rage.

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“Personally, I don’t particularly care what Jane Fonda has to say. But an awful lot of Justin Trudeau’s base does so that is the point I was making”

Give us a break, hardly anyone under 55 has even heard of her and the over 55’s are the Conservatives’ base. But keep up the posts from Fantasyland.

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Thanks for the input, Hanoi Jane.

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At least Justin didn’t play grabass with the old lady, I hope.

Not so sure about his old man though.

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Vancouver Sun article entitled: “Vancouver mayoral hopeful Wai Young promises crackdown on bikers/pedestrians and free parking Sundays’

“Young chose a small pedestrian island between the brand new bike lane and the car lane on 10 Avenue at Laurel Street to read a prepared statement citing cyclists’ “attitude of entitlement” and pedestrians’ “dangerous jaywalking” and she vowed to fight the “ideological war on transportation.”

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When Young arrived, she couldn’t have arranged the backdrop better herself for her message that “healthy cyclists” were being given precedence over frail patients needing to access the emergency department at VGH: An ambulance backed in beside Young to attend to a call at a nearby apartment building, and the paramedics weren’t able to pull up to the curb because of the bike lane. “They’re giving healthy cyclists the right of way when the vulnerable and the sick need to cross the road,” she said, as the paramedics prepared a stretcher. Young said Vision Vancouver over the past 10 years in power ignored what the majority wanted for transportation solutions. She called the system “broken” and said building more bike lanes is the solution from “those who broke it.” “They want to social engineer us and tell us how to… Read more »
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So freaking hilarious! I haven’t watched the video yet. I think Wai Young is going to win and all these SJWs aren’t even going to see it coming and their heads are going to explode just like after Trump won. Wai Young is executing a brilliant campaign. She obviously gets that people are sick of the entitled attitude of the Vision crowd and other wannabes. I’m seriously thinking about voting for her. She absolutely does not come across like a fake plastic politician, like all the other candidates so far. She also shows an ability to think independently. Whether I agree with all her thoughts or not, it is refreshing to hear from someone who can articulate an independent point of view and not parrot the PC crap the way all the other candidates do.

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Okay I just watched the video and I am voting for Wai Young for mayor. And I just showed it to someone on the left and that person found it very compelling possibly enough to vote for Young. I just loved to hear what she was saying. It is truly insane to have a bike lane right in front of that hospital and give the right of way to healthy cyclists over old sick people.

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Not all of those cyclists are healthy, some of them are vegans.

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http://www.clivestevepaul.com

Oracle
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When we going to see a 13K party??????

Anyone?

If we don’t have that then the 50,000 people coming here until next summer are gonna lower it even more. Thank the NDP.

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Air BNB update I have a friend who is renting a smallish 1 bed room in DT. He is going away for majority of August and decided to ABNB his place. Paid $80 to get instant license with the city. Lied about the question “Does your landlord permit subletting” Placed a crappy ad with 2 pictures. Asking $350 a night. By 10 am today 20 days in August were booked by 4 groups for a net of around $6500 after the ABNB fee. Cleaning was an extra in the price. The groups all had good reviews and were verified. The landlord doesn’t know so obviously he’s taking a risk but he’s not thrilled with the place so if he gets booted he’ll live. Pretty hard for the landlord to find out as the pics are nondescript and he used a… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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It’s not tax free.

Oracle
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Why, you actually look at all the people’s tax returns??

If not, zip it. Many loopholes exist.

YVR
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That is correct. The NDP will collect 7% PST on all these illegal Airbnb rentals.

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Yes. In laws are doing sane with basement suite but only netting about $4000 per month.

Too many people being given visas of all sorts. Canada is a post nation state now. Don’t bend over backwards to save it. Too late. It’s an open border place no one will defend.

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Looks closer to triple.

I think this friend is greatly exaggerating the $350 a night rate.

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Try the search with actual dates in August for an entire place. A 1 bedroom start at $350 per night for downtown.

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Lots going on at the convention center this month:

https://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/events/2018/8

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$350 was the average. He showed me the screen on his phone. $267 was the low and $410 the high.

The system has ‘smart pricing’ which moves up and down to a preset min or max. His min was $190 I believe.

I think the fact Aug is absolute prime time makes a difference. Also he has a queen and a pull out so 4 people can use it.

In any event, don’t care if you guys don’t believe me. I’m just sharing what I saw.

I will give a further update when the month is done and we’ll see how much he actually makes.

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It’s not you I question, it’s the other person.

If you say they showed you proof, that’s different.

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I just clicked on those units above and there is virtually zero availability. When there is the price is double or triple the posted.

Do a search for any weekend in Aug and get a better idea of the prices.

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This is what Airbnb should be used for. Not using your place for a bit, rent it out. I really take no issue with this, this should be a win/win. The only issue (other than his landlord) is that it’s supposed to be a long term rental, one month or more, thus, he runs the risk of getting caught not following the rules. But seems like there is no enforcement.

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“this should be a win/win”

Except for the people that live in the condo building and now have their building turned into a hotel with people they don’t know having access to the building common areas. The City of Van should require the stratas to register their building to allow short term rentals otherwise a license cannot be issued for that building.

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Vancouver named Canadian city with lowest percentage property taxes

http://www.vancourier.com/real-estate/vancouver-named-canadian-city-with-lowest-percentage-property-taxes-infographic-1.23385860

“Vancouver property taxes are 0.24683 per cent of assessed value, which is less than half that of the second-lowest city, Abbotsford, which has a rate of 0.51300 per cent.”

Outrageous. Taxes should be doubled in Vancouver overnight.

Then watch listings soar and prices decline quickly.

Oracle
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Do you understand numbers?

This is simple elementary math.

.24% of $2 million is >>>> than

.51% of $700,000.

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Yes moronacle, I do very well at math.

Did you miss the point I made about higher property taxes bringing down prices?

If you want to debate that then let’s get started.

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Perhaps the government could come up with a plan for the funds before arbitrarily delving into people’s pockets?

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Build apartments and co-ops.

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More on the “illegal” hostel owner. Apparently Emily Yu is also up on fraud charges as a financial planner and is a part of the Federal Liberal Party. The Turd only brings in the best and the brightest.

Former tenant of illegal hostel speaks out
A former tenant of the Oasis Hostel in North Vancouver is coming forward with more information about the townhouse owner who’s thumbing her nose at the law.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4366627/former-tenant-of-illegal-hostel-speaks-out/

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TORONTO, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Emily Yu (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated March 29, 2018 (“Notice of Hearing”), Staff of the MFDA alleges that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary to the By-laws, Rules and/or Policies of the MFDA:

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/mfda-announces-disciplinary-proceeding-in-respect-of-emily-yu-680288773.html

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As a Registered Liberal, you’re invited to attend the General Meeting of the North Vancouver Federal Liberal Association.

Policy Chair Emily Yu

https://www.liberal.ca/eda-meeting-reunion-adc/2018-05-05-north-vancouver/

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Add forgery to her list of criminal activity.

I wonder if she’s available to set fires to mansions of chicom liberal donors?