13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017

The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 406 metropolitan housing markets (metropolitan areas) in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States) for the third quarter of 2016. A total of 92 major metropolitan markets (housing markets) — with more than 1,000,000 population — are included, including five megacities …

Ghosts of flawed teaching techniques threaten to haunt Alberta classrooms

Michael Zwaagstra, January 13, 2017 Originally posted in The Calgary Herald. Never underestimate the staying power of a bad idea. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of education policy. Education gurus come up with new ideas, temporarily retreat from them when they prove to be a flop, and then rename them and try again with a new crop …

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Next On the Carbon Hit List: Meat

Peter Shawn Taylor, December 30, 2016 Originally printed on C2C Journal. If it wasn’t so tasty, would anyone bother with beef? Last year, the World Health Organization added processed beef and other red meats to its list of level-one carcinogens, alongside such deadly substances as tobacco smoke, asbestos and plutonium. Unprocessed red meat was added to another list of probable …

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Then They Came For the Teachers

Hymie Rubenstein and Rodney A. Clifton, January 3, 2017 Originally posted on C2C Journal. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) That white, female teachers make up the …

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The National Housing Strategy: Affordability Focus Needed

Wendell Cox, December 23, 2016 In drafting a National Housing Strategy, the federal government, in cooperation with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Conference Board of Canada have produced a report on findings from public consultation. The there is much to commend in the document, “Let’s Talk Housing.” The important role of housing in economic growth was …