Stop using the race card in the Metro Vancouver housing debate

July 11, 2016

By Jon McComb, CKNW

I see the racism card is being played again, ad nauseum, in the debate around offshore investment in Metro Vancouver real estate

The Finance Minister’s slide show presentation last week that attempted to downplay the situation.

I’m amazed how people try to silence discussion and debate on certain issues by tossing the race card on the table in a vain attempt to make the debate into something sinister and ugly.

The latest dealer from the bottom of the rhetorical deck is none other than Vancouver Sun writer Pete McMartin.

In a weekend column he took to task those who dare question the purpose, methodology or relevance of the finance ministers figures on offshore investment.

You will recall this program had a lively debate last week with Minister de Jong and others on the issue.

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