Election candidates reveal policies on affordability

Election candidates have been setting out their plans to tackle affordability in British Columbia.

Speaking to CBC’s On the Coast, the federal parties’ representatives gave their views on tackling escalating home prices in the province and across the country.

The Green Party’s Elizabeth May said that a guaranteed minimum income and more social housing is the key to the issue along with tax reforms to help builders.

Jenny Kwan of the NDP aims to fund the construction of 10,000 affordable housing units, while the Liberal’s Joyce Murray would increase infrastructure spending, including affordable housing units.

The Conservative’s Andrew Saxton pledged to collate data on foreign investment in housing and to increase the housing stock.

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