Premier Christy Clark is questioning reports brought forward by the opposition’s housing critic earlier this week that pointed to several homes owned by students in the West Side.
NDP housing critic David Eby brought to light that nine students own homes in Vancouver’s ritzy West Point Grey neighborhood — totalling $57 million.
Speaking in Port Coquitlam, Premier Christy Clark says she questions where Eby got hold of the information.
“You know I also question the facts, you got to question the source a little bit there. So, I don’t know if the facts are correct.”
Clark says correct or not, it’s one of the reasons she brought in the foreign buyers tax to cool down the regions market.
Eby pointed out documents support $40 million worth of the purchases were backed by mortgages from three Canadian banks: the Bank of Montreal, CIBC or HSBC.
Clark was speaking to Global News.