Many of the tools that allow the government to cool the real estate market also make it tougher for young Canadians to borrow enough to buy a home.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has intervened to try to curtail rising debt and prices in Canada's hottest real estate markets, but houses in Toronto and Vancouver remain hopelessly expensive for most young Canadians who want to buy their first home. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Liberal government may have to get more creative if it wants to help young urban Canadians struggling to break into the housing market.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'