Properties such as this US$9.5 million Vancouver home, owned by Sau Po Wong, are likely to continue to be subject to vacancy taxes after the New Democratic Party won a clear majority in the recent British Columbia election. Photo: Ian Young
Properties such as this US$9.5 million Vancouver home, owned by Sau Po Wong, are likely to continue to be subject to vacancy taxes after the New Democratic Party won a clear majority in the recent British Columbia election. Photo: Ian Young
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

NDP victory a reminder Canada is no utopia for those fleeing Hong Kong

  • The socialist-leaning party’s triumph means its policies of higher taxes, regulation and restrictions on real estate investment are likely to remain in place
  • Hongkongers should not put much hope in an NDP-run British Columbia or a Liberal-run federal government to take a hard line against China

Properties such as this US$9.5 million Vancouver home, owned by Sau Po Wong, are likely to continue to be subject to vacancy taxes after the New Democratic Party won a clear majority in the recent British Columbia election. Photo: Ian Young
Properties such as this US$9.5 million Vancouver home, owned by Sau Po Wong, are likely to continue to be subject to vacancy taxes after the New Democratic Party won a clear majority in the recent British Columbia election. Photo: Ian Young
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