New York City just introduced regulations that will cut Airbnb and Vrbo down to size, and help its beleaguered renters in the process. Canadian cities should consider doing the same — and the federal government should help.
British Columbia's New Democrat government says it plans to put this year's projected budget surplus of almost $6 billion to work helping families and businesses as an economic slowdown looms and extra dollars are expected to dry up.
The federal government has set aside billions of dollars to quickly build affordable housing across the country, but delays in construction suggest many of the projects approved for funding are missing their deadlines.
Premier Jason Kenney kicked off a campaign to lure skilled workers from Toronto and Vancouver as he doubled down on his criticism of a so-called Alberta sovereignty act pitched by one of the candidates running to replace him.
Ann says she would like to move but simply can’t afford it. A comparable apartment would cost nearly $1,000 more per month than she pays now, and her rent would exceed her fixed income. As it is, Ann spends nearly half her income on housing.