Vancouver Rent Assembly explores deeper questions around tenant rights, gentrification

If you are among the more than half of Vancouverites who rent their homes, having to fork over a hefty chunk of your income to a landlord every month might elicit groans or even disdain as prices climb.

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Vancouver foreign investment panel tackles ‘safety deposit’ condos for wealthy

Downtown Vancouver may have the equivalent of nearly two-dozen 30-storey condominium towers sitting empty, serving as merely oversized “safety deposit boxes” for the wealthy, according to researchers. But blaming the city’s severe housing prices on absentee foreign investors could just be “this decade’s version of the Yellow Peril,” a UBC business professor has warned.

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