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#1881 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:00 AM

Yikes, LJ might be right.

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#1882 VibrantVictoria

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

Victoria’s high number of ‘empty homes’ a myth: Statistics Canada
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#1883 Mike K.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

Reading between the lines, we can see that the 'empty home tax' is yet another nothingburger at the hands of our overly excited council. We do not have an empty home or vacation home problem, unless the entire country has the exact same problem.

 

Where we do have issues is despite being so green, so progressive and socially aware, we are the most inefficient consumers of housing in the entire country. Out of 25 of Canada's largest CMA's, Victoria's residents per full-time dwellings ranks us at #23. Behind us is Quebec City and Sherbrooke. So there's your real problem, City of Victoria council, and it's not the boogeyman that is AirBnB, vacation homes, secondary homes, etc.


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#1884 Nparker

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

...Where we do have issues is despite being so green, so progressive and socially aware, we are the most inefficient consumers of housing in the entire country. Out of 25 of Canada's largest CMA's, Victoria's residents per full-time dwellings ranks us at #23...

Oh great. Now LiBeJe* (Lisa-Ben-Jeremy) is going to force all single-occupancy dwellers in the CoV to take in a homeless person. Thanks Mike.  :mad:

 

* watch out for a severe case of the "LiBeJe-jeebies"



#1885 Jackerbie

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

^ A Modest Proposal: an empty bedroom tax. See how well that sits with the anti-AirBNB and anti-foreign ownership crowds.  :rolleyes:



#1886 Nparker

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

^ A Modest Proposal: an empty bedroom tax...

I use my "empty" second bedroom as a den so it's not available - and I'd be willing to tear out the closet to make it even less of a bedroom.



#1887 johnk

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

^ A Modest Proposal: an empty bedroom tax. See how well that sits with the anti-AirBNB and anti-foreign ownership crowds.  :rolleyes:

That will necessitate an entirely new bureaucratic fiefdom. Bedroom-counters, forms to fill out, forms to be tabulated, tabulations to be checked, data analysts and bean counters, supervisors to supervise the above, communications types to churn out bumpf and keep the world informed.
Its all job-creation and that must be a good thing, right?
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#1888 Jackerbie

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

That will necessitate an entirely new bureaucratic fiefdom. Bedroom-counters, forms to fill out, forms to be tabulated, tabulations to be checked, data analysts and bean counters, supervisors to supervise the above, communications types to churn out bumpf and keep the world informed.
Its all job-creation and that must be a good thing, right?

 

There we go, solving so many problems at once! And just so everyone is on the same page, the earlier post was a reference Swift's classic A Modest Proposal. More bureaucracy is definitely not the answer!


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