The Hongcouver by Ian Young
Canada tax chiefs knew foreign money’s big role in Vancouver housing market 20 years ago, leaked documents show, but they ‘ignored’ auditors’ warning
Team of investigators tried to raise alert about tax cheating after 1996 analysis found rich new immigrants dominated luxury property market, buying 93 per cent of homes in two cities, while declaring extremely low incomes
Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.