By Frank de Jong, 18 October, 2017

by Paul Finch, treasurer of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and Jared Melvin, vice-president; and Harpinder Sandhu a regional director of CUPE 1767

Vancouver and B.C. have been gripped by a housing affordability crisis that has deprived an entire generation of the ability to rent or own housing that fits their needs. Working people are seeing their discretionary income plummet due to rising real estate prices, which dwarf rising wages or savings on lower taxes and cheaper consumer goods.