CiTR News Episode December 13, 2019

The NPA Snafu and Property Taxes for Public Housing

5:00pm - 6:00pm

We kick-off the show with an interview with Charlie Smith, editor and civic affairs reporter for the Georgia Straight. Sitting Councillor Rebecca Bligh recently resigned from the Non-Partisan Association (NPA). This came after several social conservatives were elected to the NPA's board of directors. In this interview, Charlie Smith unpacks what this rightward shift means for Vancouver and the NPA caucus. He also makes the case for electoral reform in Vancouver.

We then speak with Alex Hemingway from the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives. He discusses the recent 8.3% property city tax hike proposed by staff that has city councillors scrambling for savings. He argues in favour of progressive property taxes to invest in public housing.

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