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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 …

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CMHC Red Warning on Housing Underscores the Need for Reform

Wendell Cox, December 13, 2016 The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has issued a “red warning” for the entire housing market in Canada.” Red warnings for overvaluation were issued for the Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton, and Québec housing markets (census …

Prairie Metropolitan Areas Drive Canada’s Growth

In Canada, growth is moving west, but not all the way. The big growth now is in the Prairies between central Canada and British Columbia, the Canadian part of the Great Plains. Yet you can’t talk about metropolitan Canada without …

The World’s Ten Largest Megacities

Originally published for The Huffington Post. The world is rapidly becoming urban. More than half the world’s 7-plus billion people live in urban areas (urban cores, suburbs and small towns). Nearly a quarter of the population lives in “cities” of …