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Premier says BC NDP will extend rent freeze, re-announces rebate

B.C. Premier John Horgan detailed a plan Monday to “make life easier and more affordable for renters.”
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B.C. premier Horgan said in a news release that a re-elected BC NDP government will freeze rents to the end of 2021. File photo

B.C. Premier John Horgan detailed a plan Monday to “make life easier and more affordable for renters.”

Horgan said in a news release that a re-elected BC NDP government will freeze rents to the end of 2021.

The BC NDP plan also included a re-announcement of a renters’ rebate of $400 a year. Horgan said today that the rebate would be for households earning up to $80,000 a year.

“In his first term, Horgan capped rent increases at inflation each year, saving renters an average of $333 every year,” said the news release. “A re-elected BC NDP government would pass legislation to make that cap permanent.”

The BC NDP campaigned in 2017 on the $400 rebate, but that hasn’t materialized yet.

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