Municipal Policy

— Aug 11, 2022
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Comparing per-Person Spending and Revenue in Metro Vancouver, 2009–2019

Comparing Per Person Spending and Revenue in Metro Vancouver, 2009-2019 is a new study that finds per-person spending has increased across all 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities by 15.2 per cent between 2009 and 2019, after accounting for inflation. Not surprisingly, there is a connection between high spending municipalities and high tax municipalities, as West Vancouver, the highest spending municipality, was also the 2nd highest taxed municipality in 2019, and New Westminster and the City of Vancouver also ranked highly in both spending per person and per person revenues.

— Sep 16, 2021
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Housing Codes, Homelessness, and Affordable Housing

Housing Codes, Homelessness, and Affordable Housing finds that governments in Canada often remove housing units from the market because they don’t fully comply with certain building code standards, thus reducing the supply of housing for low-income people and forcing them into potentially worse alternatives.

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