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Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data
Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.
The Canadian Press
Jun 19th, 2015
'Show us the numbers on foreign real estate investment,' says rally organizer
Failure to track the impact of the flow of foreign capital marks this country as an international outlier, says #donthave1million trendsetter Eveline Xia.
Jun 19th, 2015
Parliament debates NDP motion to defeat FIPA
The Canadian House of Commons debated a motion Thursday to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA, or FIPA). The NDP, whose MP Don Davies tabled the motion,...
Apr 18th, 2013
Oilsands protesters converge on Chinese consulate during Harper's trip to Asia
In the midst of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China, environmental activists held an anti-oilsands demonstration outside of the Chinese consulate.
Feb 8th, 2012
Enbridge CEO among delegates on Harper’s China visit
Over 40 Canadian executives are joining the Prime Minister on his trip to talk trade in China. One of them is Patrick Daniel, CEO of Northern Gateway pipeline proponent Enbridge.
Feb 7th, 2012
Aboriginal pipeline opponents seek support from China
As Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in China, B.C.'s Yinka Dene Alliance attempts to sway Chinese opinion with an open letter condemning Canadian oil sands projects.
Feb 6th, 2012
CIA secretly kept eye on Canadian economy, tar sands, mining during Cold War
Declassified reports say Trudeau was torn between urge to play leader of Third World and desire to hold his own with industrial giants.
Aug 7th, 2011