Media Release - Cities Should Fight Poverty, Not Increase It – April 16, 2013
Today the Frontier Centre released the backgrounder Toward More Prosperous Cities by Wendell Cox. The objective of public policy should be to achieve wide-spread affluence and eradicate poverty. Cities, urban policy, and urban transport are means to facilitate this objective, not ends themselves.
Media Release - Municipal Transparency Improving Across Canada – February 11, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has today released the sixth annual edition of its influential Local Government Performance Index. The Index ranks the top 100 Canadian cities on their financial transparency and performance over the 2011 financial year.
Media Release – Frontier Centre Releases 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 21, 2013
The 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released by the Frontier Centre today. The survey encompasses 337 metro areas in the English speaking world, including 35 in Canada. Canadian housing affordability decreased slightly in 2012, despite decreases in unaffordability in several BC markets, including Vancouver.
Media Release - Canadian Housing Affordability Continues Gradual Decline – January 23, 2012
Frontier Centre Media Release - Canadian Housing Affordability Continues Gradual Decline: Restrictive Urban Planning to Blame.
Media Release - What Would $3 Billion Buy for Albertans? – January 20, 2012
This study provides a ground-breaking valuation of the monetary worth of Alberta government-owned ATB Financial.
Media Release - Planning That Leaves the Poor Out in the Cold – November 2, 2011
Smart Growth strategies that seek to contain urban development and encourage population concentration are responsible for increasing housing prices four times higher than in markets with less restrictive land use regulations.
Media Release - Rent Control and Its Applicability to Saskatchewan – August 29, 2011
An analysis on rent control effects reveals that the policy often achieves the opposite of what it seeks. By and large, rental housing prices are higher in Canadian cities where there are rent control rules than in cities where there are none.
Media Release: 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 24, 2011
Media Release for the 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.
Media Release - How Affordable is Your Housing? – January 25, 2010
Despite the recession, Canada’s housing became slightly less affordable in the past year.
Media Release - Needed: Freedom to Build—For the Homeless – January 6, 2010
The policy responses to homelessness, while numerous, have not addressed the primary cause: the restrained supply of private housing, which for the last two decades has been a significant reason the homeless proportion of the population has grown so rapidly.
Media Release - Safeguarding the family farm--and other private property – October 13, 2009
Bills 19 and 36 expand the role of government appropriation and land management in Alberta—making appropriation and management more frequent, intensive, time-consuming, and expensive.
Media Release - Municipal Land-Grabbing Powers Should be Curtailed – July 27, 2009
”This example demonstrates the need for clear legislative reform for individual property owners who find themselves in similar situations. A process to allow municipalities to expropriate for dubious economic development purposes also exists in other provinces and in jurisdictions outside Canada. However, there are encouraging signs in that many jurisdictions, particularly in the United States, have taken proactive steps to prevent this abuse of individual property rights; as such, they provide a model for Canadian provinces.”
Media Release - 5th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 28, 2009
Media Release - New Frontier Centre Backgrounder Shows How 21,000 More Manitobans Could Get Affordable Housing – December 12, 2008
21,000 more low-income Manitobans could be helped if the provincial government sold the province’s residential real estate portfolio, this according to a new study from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Media Release: 50% of Canadians’ Wealth is Not Protected from Expropriation – November 26, 2008
A new study notes that over 50% of the personal wealth held by Canadians is held in real estate – and that it is not protected from expropriation.
Media Release: Short-term Costs for Long-term Finality – November 20, 2008
First Nations and Canadian taxpayers need a new expedited approach that prioritizes specific land claims and moves towards a final filing deadline.
Frontier's first video documentary released - Your Land Is Not Your Land – May 26, 2008
FCPP's first viideo documentary focuses on the expropriation of an 87 year old farmer's land in rural Manitoba. Profiling a new and precedent setting threat to property rights in Canada. (16 minutes)
13 Canadian Cities Among Most Affordable Housing Markets in World – January 28, 2008
A major new study released today by Demographia and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy ranks Thunder Bay, ON, Saguenay, QC, Saint John, NB and St. John's, NL, as among the most affordable housing markets in the world.
Canada Scores First in International Housing Affordability Study – January 22, 2007
In Demographia's third annual survey of housing affordability, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, scored the best in the world. Canada's other cities covered a wide range, from "affordable" to "severely unaffordable."
Winnipeg, Edmonton Score Well on Housing Affordability – January 26, 2006
A major new study of housing affordability ranks Winnipeg and Edmonton as among the most affordable markets in the world.