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The B.C. government posted a self-congratulatory news release at the end of 2015 touting its work on affordable housing. More than 13,000 beds were funded last year to help shelter the homeless, and almost 30,000 low-income seniors and families received rent assistance.

The provincial minister responsible for housing, Rich Coleman, called it “a busy and fulfilling year” to help more people find a safe and affordable place to call home. Doubtless it was.

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