Frontier Centre in the Media
Metro Housing Costs Among The Highest In The World: Global City Survey – February 2, 2009
Protecting green spaces, either to conserve farm land or create parks, "is indeed a lofty and sensible goal," Angel writes in the preface, but "the protection of open space is not without cost."
Housing Affordability Falls – February 2, 2009
Not So Affordable Anymore – February 2, 2009
RISING house prices have eroded Winnipeg's international standing as an affordable place to buy a home, a new study has found.
Home Ownership, Rent Vouchers, And Building Codes – June 5, 2008
In “Escaping the poverty trap: from public housing to home ownership,” Rebecca Walberg writes that “The last thing a Canadian city should be doing now is building or buying new public housing units.” Instead, Walberg, Social Policy Analyst for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, advances policy ideas that would encourage home ownership and rent vouchers instead of government housing and rent control.
Social Housing Occupants Won't Get Option To Buy – May 20, 2008
Ottawa's social housing stock likely won't be offered for sale to tenants who can barely pay subsidized rent, a city official says. (Tenants) can just barely afford the rent with all the subsidies we give them," said Russell Mawby, the city's social housing manager.
Winnipeg's Housing Affordability Ranking Drops 20 Places – January 29, 2008
Study Really Hits Home – January 29, 2008
Saskatoon Pricey Pick – January 28, 2008
Pleased to be Coming Home – March 21, 2007
Regina was named "most affordable place to live in Canada," according to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Suburban Decline – February 1, 2007
Decay in city's middle-class areas casts doubt on affordability index
A Great, Cheap Place to Live – January 23, 2007
We're One CHEAP City – January 22, 2007
For the second year in a row, Winnipeg was ranked among the most affordable places to live in an international study. Regina is considered the most affordable city in Canada, with Winnipeg and Quebec City tied in second place.
You Get What You Pay For – October 8, 2006
The condition of Winnipeg's rental units has been in decline for some time now. The reason is rent control.
New Urbanists Offer Disaster Relief – June 12, 2006
Are World's Best Housing Bargains Here? – January 26, 2006
WINNIPEG real estate has long been renowned as a bargain in Canada, but a new study says it's also one of the most affordable housing markets in much of the world.