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Gordon Clark: NDP's cynical new housing taxes don't help with affordability

If the poll hadn’t been done by the always excellent Mario Canseco, I wouldn’t have believed it — although that’s not to say, given its results, I’m not shocked and pretty disheartened with British Columbians.

Sixty-seven per cent of you believe, according to the new Research Co. poll, that adding a bogus and mean-spirited “school tax” on homes worth more than $3 million is a “good” or “very good” idea?

And 62 per cent support an annual two-per-cent “speculation tax” on secondary properties, 69 per cent back increasing the property transfer tax to five per cent on homes over $3 million, while 80 per are enthused by the NDP’s higher 20-per-cent foreign buyers tax?

Full Story Here: http://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/gordon-clark-ndps-cynical-new-housing-taxes-dont-help-with-affordability

 

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