Vancouver residents rally for affordable housing

Young people across the whole world are not happy.

Global News

VANCOUVER — Improving government policies and stronger lobbying clout by Canadians under the age of 40 were just some of the solutions floated at an affordable housing rally today in Vancouver.

The event was co-organized by Eveline Xia, the Vancouver woman behind the #donthave1million social media campaign, which was launched with the intent of highlighting the frustration she and others feel about the soaring housing costs in the city.

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this would have happened,” said Xia. “I’m extremely pleased that the community is finally standing up and speaking for themselves.”

Thanks, in part, to Xia’s Twitter campaign, there’s been plenty of talk recently about how to keep Vancouver’s hot housing market from squeezing out Vancouverites and first time buyers. The suggestions include a Speculation Tax–an idea that’s recently been floated by the city’s mayor.

In response to today’s rally, Gregor Robertson issued…

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Vancouver residents rally for affordable housing

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