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Tenants in liveaboard slips in Vancouver (rare though they may be) have to pay a liveaboard fee set the city council, designed to be along the same scale as property taxes (I think they're currently $5.15/ft/mo). So they don't have the "using public services without paying for them" excuse (not that that's a valid excuse in a country that prides itself on the provision of free public services).
The story you always hear around here is that people who buy waterfront property complain about liveaboards, and that their complaints somehow carry more weight than boaters'. I don't know if there's any truth to it.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27