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B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver: renters' rebate was a way to win votes not address affordability

B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver: renters' rebate was a way to win votes not address affordability
From Global News - December 7, 2017

B.C.s Green Leader Andrew Weaver wants the NDP to drop its $400 renters rebate grant promised during the campaign.

We share the same values about the importance of making rent affordable, however, their means for doing it was a gimmick, said Weaver.

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He said the NDPs plan was a way to win votes instead of creating proper policies to address affordability.

It is not fiscally prudent, all it does is cause rents to go up by $400 a year.

The renters rebate is estimated to cost the province around $250 million a year, which, Weaver says, would be better spent on existing programs.

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