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realist
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realist

The article below is a re-hash of the Knight Frank report already discussed on this blog, but its headline makes it irresistible!
from Business in Vancouver, Nov 7:
“Vancouver luxury property market ranked world’s worst”

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/11/07/worst-luxury-market-world-vancouver/

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning customers that a hot sauce being prepared out of a home in Richmond could cause botulism
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vch-issues-warning-about-richmond-hot-sauce-due-to-botulism-scare

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Add this to the list of the multitude of unauthorized and illegal businesses that can be run out of a china mans home here in our once law abiding, first world country.

Hotel
Brothel
Casino
Money laundering bank
Doctor
Dentist
Plastic surgery
Birthing facility

I’m sure I’ve missed a few.

West Coast Woman
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West Coast Woman

I think you missed Drug Production Facility

kabloona
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kabloona

Would hafta be a meth lab or fentanyl facility….weed grow-op not so profitable anymore.

😉

ClearTheAir
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ClearTheAir

So that this doesn’t get lumped in with the Mainlander stuff. This lady is a CBA divorcée who was selling the hot sauce to make ends meet. Doesn’t make it ok but it’s someone who’s trying to live in this expensive city in tough times.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/a-fifth-of-china-s-homes-are-empty-that-s-50-million-apartments?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic

Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 percent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied, according to Professor Gan Li, who runs the main nationwide study. That adds up to more than 50 million empty homes, he said.

Laibach
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Laibach

And locust is still very hungry and moves farther to do the same, consequences are devastating…

A $150,000 income is not enough for a home in Vancouver: report

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-income-housing-report-zoocasa-2018

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

They should stick to “Top 10 brunch spots” articles because understanding reports like this clearly isn’t their thing.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/50m-apartments-a-fifth-of-chinas-homes-are-empty

bullwhip29
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Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

‘An honour system’: Elections BC, Elections Canada can’t confirm voters’ citizenship

https://www.citynews1130.com/2018/11/09/elections-bc-voter-citizenship/

“It’s possible that people who are ineligible to vote would be able to cast a vote and it would not be caught,” Penz added.

here’s the problem with Canada right here… we are a bunch of saps when it comes to the rest of the world. We assume everyone is honest like we are but the 3rd world immigrants we let in here lie cheat and steal as a way of life and Canadians get walked all over by them.

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

The problem needs to be fixed but don’t try and pretend that it’s currently being exploited:

“Penz said she doesn’t have any specific numbers on whether or not this has been an issue, but noted Elections BC does not think the numbers are significant.”

But you probably know better than Elections BC. Having opinions is what matters these days, after all.

It’s a bit like that guy who keeps pretending that there’s widespread election fraud in the US despite never providing a shred of proof and contradicting pretty much any official who’s in a position to know.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

Of course they are going to downplay it but the point being is that the door is wide open for potential voter fraud. If there is this potential for fraud then the entire elections system is at risk due to a lack of confidence.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/surrey-rcmp-find-evidence-of-fraud-in-municipal-election-mail-in-vote-applications

ChinaOne
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ChinaOne

Me and my cousin all vote we are foreign student and automatic carecard. We vote for No cause We like buy houses and more houses. More visitor get bc licence from foreign licence and go vote. Christy Clark make us more rich in future. We like NDP too for letting us vote. WeChat spread word.

Specuskeptic
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Fuck. Here we go with this old sock puppet again. Or did you forget to log out and log in with the right username/pass you lying piece of shit?

ChinaOne… fooling no one.

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

Why would they have reason to downplay it when they could instead do the exact opposite and ensure that it gets fixed?

Stand up for Canada
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Stand up for Canada

That’s so true. It’s like how we tell criminals you can go on parole but you can’t own guns or have contact with minors or some other bs restriction. Criminals broke the law in the first place and what makes you think they won’t do it again?

bullwhip29
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