Housing Affordability Survey (CJME-R) (~43min) – January 29, 2013
An annual report from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy says Saskatchewan’s housing market is not affordable. Do you think it’s too expensive to live in Saskatchewan? Joined by Steve Lafleur, Policy analyst for FCPP. (~43 min.)
Steve Lafleur (CBC) (~1min) – October 29, 2012
Housing Affordability Is Easy (~2min) – August 3, 2012
Prairie cities are continuing to struggle with high housing costs thanks to the strong economy and a high level of immigration, resulting in even greater pressure. Vacancy rates continue at historic lows. It’s a great time to be a landlord, but a nightmare for many others coping with soaring rents. (~2 min.)
The Cost of Smart Growth (CJTR) (~15min) – April 11, 2012
Steve Lafleur, policy analyst for Frontier Centre for Public Policy, is a guest on "Toast and Coffee" to discuss Smart Growth policies. (~16 min)
Growth in the Suburbs (QR77) (~13min) – February 21, 2012
Wendell Cox joins host John Bolton to discuss why 'Urban Sprawl' isn't a bad thing. (~13 min.)
The Reason for High Housing Prices (CBC) (~18min) – January 30, 2012
We've been reporting that housing is expensive in Saskatchewan for some time now. But what is the root cause? Steve LaFleur joins the debate on the reason for the rise in housing prices. (~18 min)
8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (CJME) (~10min) – January 27, 2012
An expert in urban planning and analysis says there’s no excuse for the cost of housing in Saskatoon or Regina to be so high. We speak to Wendell Cox, the co-author of the eighth annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Study and principal of Demographia. (~10 min)
8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (CFAX) (~17min) – January 25, 2012
The latest research from Demographia, a company which studies unban planning, transportation and demographics, shows that the average home in the capital region would take nearly seven times the average yearly salary to buy. Anything above three times the annual salary is considered unaffordable. Wendell Cox joins Jerry Agar on CFAX 1070. (~ min)
Untax Buildings, Uptax Land (de Jong) (~55min) – November 30, 2011
Speaker, Writer, and former Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Frank de Jong, spoke on the multiple benefits to urban design when municipal property taxes are shifted off buildings and onto land value alone. He spoke at a Lunch on the Frontier in Winnipeg November 25, 2011. (~56 min.)
Economic Rent Capture (CJOB) (~12min) – November 28, 2011
Former Green Party Leader Frank de Jong was interviewed on Richard Cloutier Reports with Geoff Currier on Winnipeg's CJOB AM 68 about a new way of assessing property taxes. (~13 mins)
Home Buyer's Tax Credits Do More Harm Than Good (~1min) – November 4, 2011
Home buyer tax credits have become popular among politicians seeking to win the hearts and votes of young middle class families. Unfortunately, these incentives only serve to push prices higher, making housing less affordable overall. Find out why on today's Frontier Centre commentary. (~ 2 mins)
Smart Growth Fails to Combat Poverty (CHQR) (~18min) – November 4, 2011
Frontier Research Fellow Wendell Cox was interviewed on The Rutherford Show November 3, 2011 about how Smart Growth actually hurts the poor. (~ 18 mins)
Rent Control Misses the Target (~1min) – September 2, 2011
Cities with rent control often have higher rents than cities without rent control. Rent control limits the ability of a landlord to set and increase rent on residential properties. A new Frontier Centre study looks at the economics of rent control and finds some serious problems. Find out more on this week’s Frontier Centre Commentary.
The Exaggerated Death of the Automobile (~33min) – June 6, 2011
David Seymour's talk on the brigt future of the automobile to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting.
Rent Control in Saskatchewan? (CBC-SK) (~7min) – April 7, 2011
Senior Policy Anaylst David Seymour was interviewed on CBC Radio by Sheila Coles regarding rent control and the possibility of implementing it in Saskatchewan. (~7 mins)
Sask Housing Affordability (CBC Blue Sky) (~11min) – February 19, 2011
Saskatoon housing is now less affordable than both Calgary and Edmonton, David Seymour discusses the cause of this effect on CBC Saskatchewan.
Sask Housing Affordability (CBC Radio News) (~1min) – February 19, 2011
A short report from CBC News on the situation with housing affordability in Saskatchewan.
B.C. Housing Severely Unaffordable (CKNW) (~26min) – January 27, 2011
Senior Policy Analyst David Seymour was interviewed on The Bill Good Show on CKNW in Vancouver regarding the 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. It found that homes are severely unaffordable in four of the B.C. Cities that were included in the 325 city international survey. (~26 mins)
No Country for Young Men (David Seymour) (~17min) – March 29, 2010
Senior Polcy Analyst David Seymour on how urban planning policies makes housing unaffordable for the younger generation. Speech to the ACT Party conference, Wellington, New Zealand, February 26, 2010.
Homes for the Homeless (CFAX) (~13min) – February 4, 2010
Frontier Centre Researcher Fergus Hodgson was interviewed by Adam Stirling on CFAX AM 1070 in Victoria on January 6, 2010. (~13 mins)