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Adrian Raeside cartoon: How belt-tightening is working out

Adrian Raeside cartoon: How belt-tightening is working out

Carson Binda: Vancouver spends hundreds of millions outside of core mandate

Carson Binda: Vancouver spends hundreds of millions outside of core mandate

This contributes to unsustainable spending on initiatives outside the scope traditional city services
Arny Wise: Jericho plan fails to serve Vancouver’s housing needs

Arny Wise: Jericho plan fails to serve Vancouver’s housing needs

Density, affordability in MST plan for Jericho is lacking, writes retired developer
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Milking a cash cow

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Milking a cash cow

Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Addressing the issue of community amenity contributions is commendable, but it might not reduce relatively astronomical fees paid to build housing units
Rob Shaw: Topsy-turvy political landscape defined B.C. throughout much of 2023

Rob Shaw: Topsy-turvy political landscape defined B.C. throughout much of 2023

Housing, opposition party drama and tension with municipalities shaped a busy year in B.C. politics
Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Next year’s provincial election may shift or accelerate government’s major new housing laws
Rob Shaw: ‘Born at the right time.’ Could B.C. housing legislation entrench intergenerational poverty?

Rob Shaw: ‘Born at the right time.’ Could B.C. housing legislation entrench intergenerational poverty?

BC Green MLA asks some uncomfortable questions about allowing multiplexes on single-family lots
Elizabeth Murphy: BC NDP housing bills need to be withdrawn

Elizabeth Murphy: BC NDP housing bills need to be withdrawn

Local authorities know more about their communities and the best ways to develop them
Rob Shaw: Provincial law aims to make it easier for municipalities to clear homeless encampments

Rob Shaw: Provincial law aims to make it easier for municipalities to clear homeless encampments

A clearer definition of adequate space will help inform courts when they weigh whether to agree with cities to close encampments