The Surrey Board of Trade is participating as a stakeholder in targeted discussions on measures that would promote more affordable housing markets in British Columbia. The conversation will focus on the impact of high housing costs on job creation and recruitment. These discussions will inform a “what we heard” interim report in late spring 2020 as well as the Panel’s report and recommendations to Ministers by the end of 2020.

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Minister Bill Morneau, Minister Carole James and Minister Selina Robinson announced the members of the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The panel will be chaired by Joy MacPhail. The Surrey Board of Trade will be providing input at an upcoming meeting.

The Expert Panel will examine housing trends for rental and homeownership, exploring options to allow British Columbians to have further access to housing that they need and can afford. The Expert Panel members are leaders and specialists in a range of fields with relevant expertise who will consult with stakeholders to identify and evaluate measures that could build on recent investments and initiatives to increase the supply of housing in British Columbia to meet demand.

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