Real estate mania is at an all time high in this country. And in no place is this more true than in Vancouver. But nobody can even agree on what went wrong.
Have snooty property owners, overreaching bureaucrats, and gutless politicians allowed the housing supply to dwindle to nothing?
Or has a network of transnational criminals turned Vancouver into a narco-capital built on dirty money?
Featured in this episode: Frances Bula, Sam Cooper, Lindsey Murphy, Jesse Donaldson
To learn more:
“Vancouver’s affordable housing announcements remain unfulfilled years later” by Frances Bula in The Globe and Mail
Wilful Blindness: How a Network of Narcos, Tycoons and CCP Agents Infiltrated the West by Sam Cooper
“Inside Vancouver City Hall’s Housing Wars” by Doug Ward in The Tyee
Additional music from Audio Network
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