A new poll suggests most British Columbians support a tax on absentee homeowners.
An online survey conducted by Insights West suggests nearly three quarters of people in B.C. believe it’s a good idea to tax those who buy a home here but don’t live in it.
No surprise: The poll says the sentiment is strongest in Metro Vancouver, where real estate prices are notoriously red hot.
Two weeks ago, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson called for the province to implement a speculation tax as a way to bring down housing prices. This week, the mayor’s office released the letter sent to Premier Clark, which outlines three specific suggestions on how to deal with the growing housing crisis in Vancouver.
Read the full letter from Mayor Robertson to Premier Clark.