The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young
The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young
Vancouver

Canada tax agency reveals secret study linking home prices to millionaire migration, five years after freedom-of-information request

  • The 1996 study found rich migrants made more than 90 per cent of luxury purchases in two Vancouver municipalities while declaring refugee-level incomes
  • A freedom-of-information expert said the study could have swayed the city’s notoriously unaffordable housing market, and delaying its release was a ‘tragedy’

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The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young
The Canada Revenue Agency’s response to a 2016 freedom-of-information request on housing prices was received by the South China Morning Post after five years. Photo: Ian Young
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