Does Rent Control Always Produce Lower Rents? – February 8, 2012
Jurisdictions with rent control policies do not always experience slower growth in rent prices than jurisdictions where rent is unregulated.
Canadian Housing Affordability in One Page – January 23, 2012
A one page look at housing affordability across 35 Canadian markets according to the 8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.
Canadian Cities Lead World Housing Affordability – January 27, 2009
Dramatic differences exist amongst affordability levels in Canadian cities. The median house in Cape Breton costs 2.1 years’ income, whereas residents of Vancouver require 8.4 years’ income.
Manitoba – Canada’s Biggest Provincial Landlord – December 12, 2008
Compared to other western provinces, Manitoba public housing ownership, at 110 per 10,000, is orders of magnitude higher - over twice the levels in Saskatchewan and British Columbia (220%), and over 3 times the Alberta level (305%).
Taxes or User Charges? – February 15, 2008
Like all governments, municipalities have the option of using a number of revenue-raising tools that have different characteristics. We examine, in this Charticle, the use of property taxes versus user charges for the funding of municipal services in 30 Canadian cities.
Municipal Tax and Municipal Tax Reliance – February 15, 2008
Frontier's Local Government Frontiers Project collected various financial data from Canada's 30th largest cities in 2007. This Charticle presents the levels of taxation imposed collected divided by the number of households counted in each jurisdiction.
Canadian Cities Lead World Housing Affordability – January 28, 2008
Dramatic differences exist amongst affordability levels in Canadian cities. The median house in Thunder Bay costs 1.8 years’ income, whereas residents of Kelowna require 8.5 years’ income.
Higher Prices, Fewer Choices – Manitoba’s Rent Control Failure – December 23, 2005
Manitoba’s rent control policies strangle the supply and quality of available apartments and unnecessarily increase their price.