B.C. NDP's 1st Budget Marks Turn After Tight-Fisted Liberal Era

VICTORIA — British Columbia moved to ease the province's housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on foreign homebuyers with a budget that plans to create 114,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.

Finance Minister Carole James said the tax measures are part of the government's aim to improve housing affordability in markets where some seniors are forced to live in their vehicles and young professionals are refusing to take jobs in B.C....

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