Ep 09: Empty homes and empty promises

Vancouver has introduced its empty home tax, but is it a solution in search of a problem? Former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge thinks it’s a supply problem and BC NDP leader thinks dumping cash into co-op housing is the solution. Meanwhile, the Trudeau Government seems to be continuing to find ways to walk back from its electoral reform promises, with vague statements by Minister Maryam Monsef and leaked consultation questions. But the federal NDP are signalling they may compromise with the Conservatives. Scott and Ian also take a closer look at what the US Presidential Election might mean for Canada and whether Alberta is headed down a dark path. Finally, the Liberals are repealing the anal sex provision of the Criminal Code and Mulcair is voted Parliamentarian of the Year.

As always, Ian and Scott break down what’s happening in BC and across the country. Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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