Thursday, September 01, 2016
Hey Slick. You Want to Open Some Offices?
The Dauphin is at it again. This time he used his visit to China to announce that Canada will be setting up seven new offices to process visa applications for Chinese tourists wishing to visit our country.
If it's offices he wants to open, how about offices in China for the Canadian Revenue Agency to investigate the assets and undeclared income of wealthy Chinese immigrating to Canada, the same crowd that has already ruined what had been Canada's best city, Vancouver.
My first home was in a tidy, middle class neighbourhood on Vancouver's west side, Arbutus. Homes then went for about well under $200,000. Today those houses demand a tear down price of up to $2.5-million. It's wealthy Chinese who are buying these houses. Many of the properties stand vacant.
The startling thing is that Arbutus neighbourhood has become the "poorest" in Vancouver. That's poorest in terms of declared or taxable income. Our kids have no hope of living in the neighbourhood where they were born and raised but the people who can seemingly have no income for taxation purposes. What's with that, Junior? Why don't you open a few offices in China to come up with some answers?