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CBC Vancouver journalist Stephen Quinn’s love letter/Dear John letter to the city he once adored. Sold lays bare the anguish and the impact of the housing crisis as it threatens to rip the city apart. Stephen explores the role foreign investment plays in all of this and whether we have a hope of solving it. Relationship Status: It’s complicated.
||CleanEpisode 8 - The Blame Game||Host Stephen Quinn pushes for answers and accountability from past and present decision-makers.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Heaven help us||Stephen Quinn hosts a public forum in Richmond, a community deeply divided along lines of race, class and culture. The drama unfolds at an aging church in the centre of the city, which will soon be redeveloped to make way for housing.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6- 'Winning?'||Could foreign investment in B.C. real estate be good for the people who live and work here? Beyond the wealth accumulated by fortunate home owners, can the win-fall generated by a booming housing industry benefit us all?||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Dirty money||Casinos. Corruption. Money Laundering. Loan Sharking. Fraud and fentanyl. The tentacles of illicit foreign funds reach deep into the heart of Vancouver's housing market.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Selling B.C.||How politicians, realtors, and developers marketed British Columbia to the world. They wanted us to be a 'world class' destination for investors. Now we are. Was it a mistake to woo international money into the Vancouver market?||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - History||Foreign investment in Vancouver real estate isn't new. We explore the history of foreign money in the market.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Race Card||The conversation should be focused on the flow of foreign capital. But has it become an attack on immigrants? Politicians and developers cynically conflate the issue while Chinese Canadians experience the tension.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - The Break-up||A story of greed, race and love that goes to the heart of the fight over foreign capital in housing. The backdrop is Vancouver's real estate boom as we shine a light on the impact the affordability crisis is having on our relationship with our city.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Coming soon...A CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how foreign investment in real estate divides community, class and culture. Veteran Vancouver journalist Stephen Quinn asks who can stay?||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
CBC Sold! Must listen!
Everyone who is interested in BC housing affordibility must listen to this objective and well informed podcast.
Finally someone is really digging into this!
Fantastic show!!! A second season focusing on Toronto is much needed. The Realestate market all across Canada is a shady business with not enough transparency and almost no accountability. The more I learn the more sickened I am.
Great podcast series.
As a lifelong Vancouverite, I feel a definitive sadness to the direction the city is going. Paradise lost.