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#3501 Matt R.

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 11:03 AM

More millions and millions wasted by government.

#3502 dasmo

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 12:22 PM

The report should just say


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#3503 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 12:28 PM

Indeed it is funny that senior governments are just trying to will more housing on communities.

I’d say the above in my report.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 April 2024 - 12:28 PM.


#3504 Nparker

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 12:52 PM

Until all levels of government are willing to seriously deal with the current unsustainable levels of immigration, their housing policies are pure hypocrisy.*

*as well as their healthcare, environmental and public infrastructure policies


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#3505 Matt R.

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 01:18 PM

What I don't get is why it takes 2 years to land a skilled tradesperson in this country.  Apparently we are being overrun with immigration but we can't seem to import the ones who can swing a hammer.


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#3506 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 01:20 PM

Almost nobody we import can swing a hammer. True.

#3507 Matt R.

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 01:38 PM

... and the ones that can. we chase out of the province. It's really strange to me.


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#3508 aastra

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 02:59 PM

 

"I was surprised, I was shocked about it, I think it demonstrates the minister doesn’t really understand the work we’ve been doing at New Westminster and in the last decade to meet and exceed our housing targets,” Johnstone said.

The City of North Vancouver was also surprised it’s being given housing targets.

 

New West is the second most densely populated jurisdiction in BC, slightly more densely populated than the city of Victoria or the city of North Vancouver and slightly less densely populated than the city of Vancouver.

 

So naturally the government is pointing the finger at these areas for not being densely populated enough. Because it's only logical that the major burden should fall on physically small jurisdictions that are already very densely populated, duh.

It's not as if BC has a titanic amount of unpopulated land just sitting there, or a huge number of low-density cities, towns, and municipalities that could benefit from growth.

 

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#3509 Mike K.

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Posted 29 April 2024 - 07:17 AM

What if the real issue is our most dense jurisdictions are also the most financially precarious, and without rapid growth, the tax burden will become too large for existing taxpayers unless costs are radically reduced (which is political suicide).

Victoria’s budget has been growing at 2x inflation for the last 15 years. Or 5x the rate of population growth.

I think we can see why there’s worry out there over population density (that statement can be taken to mean one of several things).

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#3510 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2024 - 06:47 AM

There might be some bad data here:

B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon said building 2,000 deeply subsidized units every year is an ambitious goal.

He said the province has built 3,000 affordable housing units in Victoria over the past year, and that the focus is on providing housing for a mix of income levels — including 30 per cent of units at shelter rates.

"It's good for the community, it's good for the people living in it," said Kahlon.

- https://www.cbc.ca/n...-most-1.7197864

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#3511 lanforod

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Posted 11 May 2024 - 07:06 AM

Where did they build 3k affordable units. Did the entire region even add 3k units, let alone affordable ones?
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