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B.C. Premier David Eby is projecting that 250,000 new homes will be built over the next decade.

B.C. Preparing to Introduce Short-Term Housing Rules

The B.C. government is keeping an eye on the effects of New York City’s crackdown on short-term housing rentals as the province prepares to introduce its own rules. Ravi Kahlon, the province’s housing minister, told CityNews 1130 that the government is also monitoring the impacts of other jurisdictions’ short-housing rules. The B.C. government plans to table new short-term housing legislation this fall. The rules are designed to offset a conventional rental housing shortage. Under the new rules in the Big Apple, short-term rental hosts must be on the city’s approved listing before advertising their available spaces. New short-term housing rental rules took effect Sept. 1 in Halifax, but the regional municipality is proceeding slowly on enforcement. Quebec has also introduced regulations that include a provincial host registry. Kahlon has indicated that he will consider a B.C., host registration system being sought by the Green Party, the Tourism Industry Association and other groups.

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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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