foreign ownership

B.C.'s proposed foreigner tax to help fund Metro Vancouver housing projects

Housing initiatives for renters, low-income earners and first-time buyers are set to roll out in the fall, months before an election in which housing is sure to be a hot topic.

Ontario looking 'very closely' at B.C. tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa is enthusiastic about the B.C. government's announcement of a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals looking to buy homes in Vancouver's expensive housing market.

B.C. to bring in a 15 per cent additional real estate tax on foreign buyers

"Today we are taking measures to ensure home ownership remains within reach of the middle class," said BC Premier Christy Clark.
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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.

Wheat Board privatized with majority sale to Saudi-owned company

WINNIPEG — The federal government is privatizing the Canadian Wheat Board with a sale to a Saudi-owned company. G3 Global Grain Group will get 50.1 per cent of the company in exchange for an...

Vancouver must tackle foreign home ownership problem head on: Sandy Garossino

"This is a boiling issue ... but has been remarkably suppressed in Vancouver ... largely because charges of racism have stifled this very important debate.”

Canada, together we won these cell phone customer protection rules that kick in today

Canada’s new customer-friendly wireless rules will benefit cell phone users from coast to coast to coast.

Good News - This is what happens when Canadians speak out

Great news from Ontario - the legislative assembly has voted unanimously for customer-friendly new cell phone rules to tackle some of the worst abuses of Big Telecom. The rules, which come...

Sandy Garossino: independent solutions to partisan problems

Sandy Garossino: mother, lawyer, businesswoman, advocate and now, candidate for city council.