Liberal Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson has accused David Eby of launching a witch hunt after the NDP housing critic released land titles showing students and housewives own millions of dollars worth of property in Vancouver.
Minister Wilkinson says Eby is making ‘crazy allegations’ with no factual basis.
“Is there anything wrong with being a waitress after you’ve been through a divorce, and you’ve got the house and you’ve then got to earn extra income? It’s insulting to people and their job categories, whether you’re a home maker or a waitress, it’s basically saying that the work that is often done by women who are living in difficult circumstances is somehow subject to scrutiny because of the address that they live at.”
According to Eby, nine students listed as either sole or joint owners on the title documents own a collective $57 million of west side real estate.