In case you haven’t heard, David Eby is running to be the next premier of British Columbia, and there’s a buzz of excitement from commentators about what that could mean for BC’s housing unaffordability policies. But does Eby’s record and proposals match the progressive veneer he’s cultivated for himself?Read more
The following article was researched and written by member Dianne Varga, an organizer and life-long tenant currently living on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
Five months on from the disappointing Rental Housing Task Force report, provincial government drags its heels on action against renovictions and other tenant protectionsRead more
The 2018 Rental Housing Task Force (RHTF) was meant to “advise on how to improve security and fairness for renters and rental housing providers throughout the province." However, from its outset the consultation process did not take into account the inherent power imbalances between landlords and renters.Read more
Prepared by the Vancouver Tenants Union Policy Team