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B.C. government floats two promising ideas to address affordability and transportation woes

In recent weeks, the British Columbia government announced big changes in two critical areas for Metro Vancouverites—housing and transportation.The region is short on both homes and taxis (or substitutes such as ride-sharing).The government has been active on the housing file lately, most recently by encouraging municipalities to speed-up housing development approvals. This was shortly followed by an announcement that the province will legalize ride-sharing services to significantly improve mobility in Vancouver, one of the last holdouts against Uber, where it’s (perhaps uncoincidentally) often very difficult to find a ride home or to the airport.At the root of both issues is

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