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COMMENTARY: The issue of affordability in B.C. is coming back to haunt the NDP government

It has now been more than a year since the election that eventually led to the NDP forming government and there are signs the issue the party rode to victory may be coming back to haunt it.

That issue is “affordability” and the NDP exploited it to the hilt when it was in opposition. By concentrating on unaffordable housing and things like bridge tolls, the New Democrats were able to snatch a bunch of ridings in Metro Vancouver from the B.C. Liberals and thus be in a position to partner with the B.C. Greens to form a government.

But the affordability issue hasn’t gone away and is likely to be with us for quite a long time yet. The challenge for the NDP, however, is that now that it is in government it is expected to solve the problems associated with affordability.

And, quite simply, the government can’t do it, at least not during this election cycle.

Full story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/4221966/commentary-the-issue-of-affordability-in-b-c-is-coming-back-to-haunt-the-ndp-government/

City of Vancouver has the highest property taxes in Canada and the Province of BC is proposing to substantially add to this burden.

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