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Young candidates on both left and right push to allow apartment buildings in every Vancouver neighbourhood

Young candidates on both left and right push to allow apartment buildings in every Vancouver neighbourhood

Brandon Yan, a prospective city council candidate for the left-wing OneCity Vancouver party, has been retweeting a slogan lately: From Boundary to Belmont.

The slogan refers to all the places the party thinks apartment buildings should be allowed to be built.

“The history of zoning is racist and classist,” said the 31-year old Yan, who works for the non-profit Out in Schools and is seeking a OneCity nomination this June. “(Single family zoning) excludes lower income people — the price of admission can be $3 million.”