VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green party, responded to the Rental Housing Task Force recommendation that the provincial government amend the annual allowable rent increase formula, to restrict increases to the rate of inflation:
“I want to commend the Task Force for their work on an issue of critical importance to British Columbians, and I urge the provincial government to adopt the recommendation. Today’s announcement is a strong step in addressing both current and ongoing rental affordability.
“The rental task force represents the best of minority government. We have two different parties that have come together on an issue of shared interest and have developed solutions for government to consider. This is exactly the type of collaboration that we need more of in our political system.
“I look forward to reviewing the other recommendations this committee brings forward and working with the government to ensure good policy is implemented that will improve fairness for both landlords and renters in our province.”
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