timberland splitrock boots black Housing minister Selina Robinson to tackle B

timberland junior Housing minister Selina Robinson to tackle B

new Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Robinson, re elected in Coquitlam Maillairdville and formerly critic for mental health and addictions, is seen as a strong advocate for housing affordability and a rising star in Premier John Horgan party.

On the campaign trail, Robinson said imposing a speculation tax to slow runaway home prices in Metro Vancouver and Victoria, and building 114,000 new rental units, were at the top of the party to do list.

The NDP also promised to close loopholes that allow for flipping of presale condos and to establish a multi agency task force to fight tax fraud and money laundering in the real estate market. new Attorney General David Eby. As NDP housing critic, Eby promised the party would change land holding rules that allow true owners to hide behind shell company and legal trust arrangements.

It will be Robinson challenge to move quickly on NDP campaign promises, while also being cautious of economic consequences that new real estate regulations could have, experts including UBC housing economists Tom Davidoff and Tsur Somerville told Postmedia on Tuesday. but don pay tax here. Housing Affordability Fund. are paying taxes here, and I pretty optimistic the NDP will move in that direction, Davidoff said. I think they will clamp down on speculation and money laundering. NDP will be more aggressive in regulating capital in flow and demand that is not local serving demand, Somerville said. Rental Tenancy Act, to tackle so called that allow landlords to raise rent prices through dubious means.

The Green election platform proposed expanding and increasing the foreign buyer tax to 30 per cent and applying it across the province. The NDP has shown no sign of adopting that proposal. But Robinson could pick up on some of Green leader Andrew Weaver ideas to tax windfall capital gains on home sales, Somerville and Davidoff said. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code.

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