Premier Christy Clark clarified on Twitter Monday that her trade mission through Asia has nothing to do with real estate, and instead focuses on growing B.C.’s economy.
Clark received criticism for including two real estate companies on her trade mission to Korea, Japan, and the Philippines amid controversy over foreign homeownership in the province, particularly in Vancouver.
Our trade mission to Asia features more than 80 BC businesses and organizations from LNG to tech to education. 1/2
— Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) May 30, 2016
We are focused on growing BC’s economy and creating jobs. There is no promotion of BC residential real estate. Full stop. 2/2 — Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) May 30, 2016
Still, it seems some people aren’t convinced:
@christyclarkbc The fact you have to say this means there is a problem.
— .57centCAD (@willybalters) May 30, 2016
— Jas Oberoi (@JasOberoiTweets) May 30, 2016
While Christy Clark has remained relatively silent on the issue of foreign homeownership in Vancouver, a report released from SFU earlier this month blames the provincial and federal governments for allowing the situation to escalate.