A new administration will be governing BC, and change is always accompanied by opportunity.

British Columbians have identified housing affordability as the biggest challenge in a province where prices are more than $150,000 over the national average.

Solutions are not rocket-science, but do require political will. They include:

These are just a few common-sense suggestions.

What has been lacking in BC for decades is the political will to require responsible regional planning and land use, efficient and affordable development processes, and a provincially enforced building code standard.

However, another governance change has arrived, always accompanied by opportunity.

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This column appears Wednesdays in the Times Colonist.