More than half of all Vancouver Airbnb listings are illegal

More than half of all Vancouver Airbnb listings are illegal, according my latest analysis of the short-term rental platform data. Out of the 4315 active listings my scan picked up, 2894 fall under City of Vancouver short-term rental bylaws because they are available to be booked for less than 30 days at a time. Of […]

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Canadian government didn’t want to thank Taiwan. So, I did.

I wrote a letter to President Tsai Ing-wen and the people of Taiwan after Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne refused to thank Taiwan for the donation of half a million masks. And I received a response from the President Tsai Ing-wen’s office. Dear President Tsai Ing-wen and the people of Taiwan, You came to our […]

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BC: Ban all evictions during COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

To: Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, Hon. Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Whereas: British Columbia has declared a state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the number of cases and the death toll continue to climb Many businesses in cities and town across BC have […]

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10 times Kenney conned Canadians

Jason Kenney has a long history of conning Canadians. Here’s a list of 10 occasions when the man who wants to lead Alberta today has been caught breaching public trust during his political career. Jason Kenney lied to Canadian and convinced us we needed temporary foreign workers because of a growing “labour shortage,” which he […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 Vancouver Airbnb listings non-compliant

Nearly one in five Airbnb listings are non-compliant, according to a platform scan I completed last night. Out of the 4428 active units my scan picked up, 818 units are non-compliant for one or more of the following reasons: Hosts with multiple entire home/apartment listings 620 Licences used for multiple home/apartment listings 238 Dubious Exemptions […]

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Airbnb quietly drops licence requirements for Vancouver listings

The agreement between City of Vancouver and Airbnb requires the platform to make the licence field mandatory for all listings. Airbnb deactivated all unlicensed listings last fall and for a while enforced this rule. But our latest scan of Airbnb data show that Airbnb has quietly dropped this requirement. As a result we have seen […]

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