By DANIEL FONTAINE
If you’ve lived in Metro Vancouver for any length of time, the topic of housing affordability has likely come up at the dinner table. With the average price of a Vancouver home pegged at more than $1 million, it’s fairly obvious why this issue has captured our attention.
This week, Vancouver City Hall released yet another report on how to increase housing affordability in one of the most expensive places to live on Earth. While the task force should be commended for its efforts, I note the report had one glaring omission.
It failed to address B.C.’s Strata Property Act and how it manages to discourage affordable rental units from entering the market.
Section 141 of the act allows a strata council to...