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Vancouver-like tax isn’t right way to slow our soaring house prices

A home for sale listed at C$7.89 million stands in the Point Grey neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday, June 17, 2016.

Our neighbors to the north this summer imposed a 15 percent property-transfer tax on foreigners buying real-estate purchases in metropolitan Vancouver. An unscientific online poll suggests that would be popular here, as well.

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