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Court rejects Chinese citizen’s constitutional challenge of B.C.’s foreign buyers’ tax – Langley Advance Times

The B.C. Supreme Court dismissed this week a Chinese citizen’s challenge of the province’s foreign buyers’ tax.

In his decision, Justice Gregory Bowden rejected Jing Li’s argument that the 20-per-cent additional property tax discriminates against people of ethnic origin.

The foreign buyers’ tax was launched by the NDP government in August 2016 to ease speculation and rising costs in the red-hot housing markets in B.C.’s largest cities.

Jing, who moved to Canada in 2013 and is…

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