When 26 per cent of a typical new Vancouver apartment’s cost are government taxes and fees, the solution is not more taxes.

The divisiveness of housing politics in our society is not helpful. Pitting renters against homeowners is a dirty tactic that polarizes an already stressed population. Shaming those who have worked hard to secure a home for their families, regardless of whether they’re renters or homeowners, undermines the health of our society itself.

Let’s be clear: When 26 per cent of a typical new Vancouver apartment’s cost are government taxes and fees, the solution is not more taxes.