Amid rumblings of pre-pre-election campaign talk focusing on B.C.’s real estate situation, some were surprised at the Premier’s use of the word “bubble” yesterday.
NDP housing critic, David Eby took it to Twitter this morning saying the “Premier describes Vancouver Real Estate as a ‘housing bubble’… Not sure Bob would approve of these election year talking points.”
A dig at developer Bob Rennie as well who many see as being too close to the premier, who’s been accused of dragging her heels on cooling the market.
But Eby says Clark’s message is inconsistent.
“It’s one that’s definitely going to drive a wedge in her fundraising base which is driven by real estate agent Bob Rennie who’s been very clearly saying that there is no bubble so it’s a very interesting change of talking points in an election year.”
Yesterday the premier told reporters her government won’t be shifting on its new 15 per cent foreign buyers tax.