British Columbia: A recent Angus Reid survey shows that nearly one in three British Columbians are considering leaving the province due to high housing costs. This sentiment is particularly strong among younger adults, with half of 18- to 34-year-olds and over 40% of 35- to 54-year-olds contemplating a move. The cost of living in cities like Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria, and Kelowna is among the highest in Canada. Despite overall population growth, 2023 saw B.C.’s first negative net interprovincial migration in over a decade, indicating rising affordability concerns. Many residents believe the BC NDP should focus more on addressing these housing challenges.

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