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Old 01-31-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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This is spot on.

While previous waves of immigrants pulled up stakes in their native country to build a better life in Canada, this is not the case for many of the Chinese arriving here now. The Hong Kong wave came to get the security of a passport. Threat over, they went back often leaving empty real estate investments behind, limiting suuply. The current Mainland China wave comes and buys real estate as an investment, a place for the wife and kids, or a crash pad for a school age child. Their is no intent to build a life in Canada. There are 295,000 "Canadians" living in Hong Kong! Where is the commitment to Canada?

Someone mentioned the explosive growth of Langley. Explosive because that's where those who live and work in Metro Vancouver have been forced out to buy, for affordability reasons. Meanwhile real estate closer to employment centres is often empty and always unattainable.
I fully agree with this.

However, those people did absolutely illegal or wrong. They immigrated to Canada in the proper way, and once they become citizens, they have no obligation to live in Canada just like other Canadians.

Yes, there are 300k Canadians who live in HK, but why not mention there are more than 1 million Canadians living in the US? Where is their commitment to Canada?

In the end, we can't blame those people for make the decision they think the best not to live in Canada, but rather think more about "why don't these people want to live in Canada", specially cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary are ranked top ten most livable cities? Canada probably failed these people, not the other way around. Did Canada provide those people with the necessary opportunity to find jobs or start up their business? Did Canada tax them too much? Why do these people choose to move to extremely crowed and expensive Hongkong, highly polluted Chinese cities, and Americans cities which don't seem to do well in terms of livability?

Honestly, I have heard probably 1000 times people ask "how to keep my Canada PR without having to live there"? And I have never heard once when someone asks "How can I keep my American PR status without having to live in the America?" -- this is someone we should think about, before accusing people for not be committed.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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Blazing Cat Fur

Hey Toronto - TCHC Tenants Demand City Charge Only 85 Dollars For Rent When They Visit Abroad
According to a community organizer in Regent Park, any research showing that residents are happy with their new homes can’t be true.

Chowdhury Ahia, a 15-year resident of Regent Park involved in community committees, organized a petition that lists complaints and makes demands of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

“If they’re happy, then why did 960 households sign with us?” he asked.

The petition’s other complaints involve claims of inadequate security and alleged disrespectful behaviour by TCHC staff. The petition also demands that rent be reduced to the minimum rate of $85 a month when tenants visit family abroad.


15 Years? He's sponged for 15 years and he wants a reduction in rent when he visits Islamistan? h/t MP
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go figure yourself, if this the the model immigrant you want I guess something must be very wrong with you!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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"blame" means someone did something wrong. Those Chinese buyers did nothing wrong. They simply bought properties with their own income, paid the appropriate taxes, followed the rules. There is nothing to blame them for.

In elite cities like New York and Paris, rich people snap up expensive real estate all the time. Whether for living or investing, that's irrelevant. Vancouver Roofing Contractor, Vancouver Roofing Service, Vancouver Roofers, Vancouver Roofing contractors, Vancouver Roofing Services
While "blaming“ the Chinese for that, keep in mind that large Chinese cities are even more expensive than Vancouver. A three bedroom apartment (not house) in downtown Shanghai and Beijing can easily costs over $1million. Whiling thinking Vancouver is so beyond reach, it is actually a bargain and so affordable with local income. www.wilson-roofing.com Vancouver Roofer, Vancouver Roofing,

Additionally, I don't know why the article says Vancouver is the second most expensive city in the world only after Hong Kong. I am sure Paris, London, New York is more pricey. Monaco, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, and even Mumbai are more unaffordable than Vancouver. In fact I doubt Vancouver can make the top 20 in terms of high expensive houses.

Its called inflation.


not just the Chinese are to blame but everybody who borrowed money from the banks to 'buy' a home.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver BC
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Apparently the program for Investors (mainly from Hong Kong) immigrating to Canada has been cancelled. There has been an uproar with lots of angry wealthy Chinese that they are willing to as far to sue the Canadian Government.

Maybe house prices will be more realistic now, good job government of Canada. Just a shame you didn't make the decision to cancel it years earlier.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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Apparently the program for Investors (mainly from Hong Kong) immigrating to Canada has been cancelled. There has been an uproar with lots of angry wealthy Chinese that they are willing to as far to sue the Canadian Government.

Maybe house prices will be more realistic now, good job government of Canada. Just a shame you didn't make the decision to cancel it years earlier.
Mainly from Hong Kong? Where are you getting the information from? All the Chinese investors are from mainland china. People from Hong Kong no longer see the appeal of moving to Canada for the long term.
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