MAY21 Speakers Event
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hellenic Community of Vancouver4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 4A2
· Hosted by Step UP
From Bad to Worse: How the BC NDP Has Mismanaged the Housing File
Join us for a free, educational speakers event on taxation and housing policy, and the impact on homeowners and renters in Vancouver.
No charge for admission but pre-registration is required.
Andrey Pavlov, Professor of Finance, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
We first constrain housing supply through regulation and insufficient infrastructure. We then constrain housing demand through taxes. This is like putting someone on a strict diet and then telling them to avoid physical exertion in order to conserve energy. Nothing good can come of it.
Kenneth Pazder, Real estate, mortgages and title insurance lawyer, Pazder Law Corporation
The Speculation and Vacancy Tax – What the government isn’t saying
The pitch to the public was that this tax would aid in tackling the housing crises in major urban centres in British Columbia and make housing more affordable. The reality is not exactly as advertised.
Paul Sullivan, Senior Partner, Property Tax Division, Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates
How Government is Driving Up the Cost of Housing
One of BC’s top property tax specialists, Sullivan will discuss how bad policy increases the cost of housing.