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Rich Chinese face backlash in North America's costliest city

Vancouver's surging property prices have triggered protest movements by people shut out of home ownership

With the exception of declines in 2009, 2012 and 2013, housing prices in Canada have risen in each of the past 15 years, with the cost doubling from August 2005 to 2015, outpacing wage gains.


JAMES Hankle, a 50-something software engineer sporting blue jeans and a Green Party T-shirt, is explaining his fix for Vancouver's runaway property prices when he's interrupted by an eavesdropping passer-by: "Stop allowing people from China to buy our houses and leave them vacant...

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