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Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data

Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.
'Give Us Data' is the name of the rally planned for June 25

'Show us the numbers on foreign real estate investment,' says rally organizer

Failure to track the impact of the flow of foreign capital marks this country as an international outlier, says #donthave1million trendsetter Eveline Xia.

Parliament debates NDP motion to defeat FIPA

The Canadian House of Commons debated a motion Thursday to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA, or FIPA). The NDP, whose MP Don Davies tabled the motion,...

Oilsands protesters converge on Chinese consulate during Harper's trip to Asia

In the midst of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China, environmental activists held an anti-oilsands demonstration outside of the Chinese consulate.

Enbridge CEO among delegates on Harper’s China visit

Over 40 Canadian executives are joining the Prime Minister on his trip to talk trade in China. One of them is Patrick Daniel, CEO of Northern Gateway pipeline proponent Enbridge.

Aboriginal pipeline opponents seek support from China

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in China, B.C.'s Yinka Dene Alliance attempts to sway Chinese opinion with an open letter condemning Canadian oil sands projects.

CIA secretly kept eye on Canadian economy, tar sands, mining during Cold War

Declassified reports say Trudeau was torn between urge to play leader of Third World and desire to hold his own with industrial giants.