Race and real estate in Vancouver: 'The chickens of globalization have come home to roost'
Just last week the B.C. government announced it would tax foreign home buyers in the Vancouver region. The new 15-per-cent tax could add hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional taxes for buyers who aren't Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The news of the tax has been applauded by Real Estate industry watchers and welcomed by many Vancouver natives, who for years have believed there's one major reason why housing prices were climbing beyond reach. And that reason — depending on who you talk to — could come off as, well, racist.
This week's documentary, Race and Real Estate: Vancouver's China Syndrome, explores ugly accusations and difficult conversations about Vancouver's housing market.
About the producer
Trained as a lawyer, she has produced documentaries on subjects as diverse as post-conflict resolution in Mozambique and the rehabilitation of jihadi fighters in Denmark, to opera in the English countryside.