The presence of this 4.8 million dollar chandelier has been called disruptive and insulting to the more than 2,000 homeless people who live in Vancouver.

What Spins, Weighs 3.4 Tonnes and Insults Vancouver’s Homeless?

It’s been 2 months since a massive 4.8 million dollar chandelier was unveiled under the Granville Bridge, and many articles have been written criticizing the developer, Westbank Corp., for hanging the chandelier over the homeless people of Vancouver. Many people are asking the same question: “What could have done with that money for homeless people?”

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Low Rates Create Opportunities for Immigrant Homeowners

Shahzad Shamim recently settled in Canada with his family – three school-aged children, a wife and a mother – after emigrating from the United Arab Emirates. Instead of renting an apartment or a condo, though,…

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Vancouver and Unaffordable Housing Part 2: A Tale of Many Cities

Every city has its own urban legend. Vancouver’s fantasy over the last few years is that it has the world’s second most unaffordable housing. On the back of this piece of unchallenged, unverified claim, Canadian opinion makers and media have…

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Vancouver and Unaffordable Housing Part 3: Solutions or Scapegoats?

Every city has its own urban legend. Vancouver’s fantasy over the last few years is that it has the world’s second most unaffordable housing. On the back of this piece of unchallenged, unverified claim, Canadian opinion makers and media have…

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Vancouver and Unaffordable Housing Part 4: Lots of Statistics, and a Few Lies

Every city has its own urban legend. Vancouver’s fantasy over the last few years is that it has the world’s second most unaffordable housing. On the back of this piece of unchallenged, unverified claim, Canadian opinion makers and media have…

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Vancouver and Unaffordable Housing Part 5: The China Factor

Every city has its own urban legend. Vancouver’s fantasy over the last few years is that it has the world’s second most unaffordable housing. On the back of this piece of unchallenged, unverified claim, Canadian opinion makers and media have…

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Divided Views on Foreign Investment in B.C. Homes

New promises by the governing federal Conservatives to investigate the relationship between rising housing prices and foreign investment in Vancouver may resonate with local voters this fall, but experts aren’t convinced that this issue is…

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