Federal action needed on housing. Foreign investors: Funding and taxation regulations – even criminal laws – must be addressed (Elizabeth Murphy, in Vancouver Sun)

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This opinion piece by Elizabeth Murphy was in the Saturday, October 16, 205 edition of the Vancouver Sun (p. G4) and online. Both were edited for length. Below we carry the full text, timely for federal election day tomorrow, October 19.
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Opinion: Federal action needed on housing
Foreign investors: Funding and taxation regulations – even criminal laws – must be addressed

ElizabethMurphyBy Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun October 17, 2015 10:16 AM
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion+federal+action+needed+housing/11446334/story.html?

Photo caption in the Vancouver Sun: Canadian cities like Vancouver need federal policies to address housing affordability issues. South False Creek includes CMHC subsidized housing from before the federal program was cancelled in the early 1990’s.

Although civic infrastructure has become a federal election issue, housing has not had the debate it deserves. The federal government has a significant role to play in housing affordability; in funding of social housing and other housing programs; in tax relief…

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