If it takes too long to get city hall’s approval for housing developments, the supply of new homes may lag behind demand.
Residential development approval timelines in four Capital Region municipalities average one year or longer
Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new Minister of International Trade, plans to work with Parliament to ratify two important treaties that reduce existing barriers to free trade.
Before making largely shambolic gestures using other people’s money, you should consider all the available alternatives.
A series of blog posts will highlight key policy areas where Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s think-tank experience can be especially useful. In this post, we examine the policy choices surrounding retirement savings.
The popular angst over the “strong Canadian dollar” of the 2000s is arguably misplaced.
A recent study found that 70 per cent of detached homes listed in Vancouver’s West Side went to Mainland Chinese buyers. But is this a problem?
Like most taxes, the land-transfer tax does more than transfer money from homebuyers to the government—it stifles economic activity and makes moving less attractive.
City council recently voted unanimously to support a 20-year plan aimed at reducing poverty in Toronto—a laudable initiative if council avoids enacting policies that may do more harm than good.
As one of his first policy proposals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to replace Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system with a system that “[better] reflects and represents” Canadians and makes “every vote count.”
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