The housing affordability crisis could in theory be resolved by municipal governments. But it hasn’t. There are solutions the federal government can pursue that don’t require bigger government.
Unlocking “missing middle” housing development is necessary to revive the dream of homeownership for young, middle-class, and immigrant families.
Recommendations in a report are fine but what we really need is legislative and regulatory action to ensure they are enacted.
How do we get out of this predicament and kickstart a return to the future?
Allowing for more development of missing middle housing is key to addressing the province’s housing affordability crisis.
A clear and compelling campaign theme is emerging for the Progressive Conservatives: It’s time to build.
Here’s a motivating question to get our policymakers thinking in the right direction: what would it take for Canada to achieve a $200,000 per capita GDP by 2050?
As inclusionary zoning becomes law, we should expect to see less land being sold to developers, less development activity, and less new housing being completed every year.
Some people reject the simple explanation to a simple problem and think that new housing supply will not improve the situation. They think the real problem is that housing has become “financialized.” Don’t buy it.
There are countless Canadians who view big city housing prices as an insurmountable obstacle to participating in these lucrative labour markets.