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Poll: kill the spec tax?

As B.C.'s finance minister touted a $115 million windfall from the real estate speculation tax on Thursday, the local home builders association is singing a different tune.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of the Central Okanagan says there have been significant job losses in the Central Okanagan, which is one of the areas targeted by the tax.

It says there has been a 22% reduction in jobs related to residential construction in Kelowna, and a 17% reduction in West Kelowna.

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