The blunt nature of mortgage restrictions means it is easy to overshoot and have too many would-be homeowners locked out, writes Kevin Lee of the Canadian Homebuilders Association.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to release the pre-election budget March 19. He's facing calls to address the issue of affordable housing, particularly for millennials, who advocates argue have been locked out of the housing market. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Owning a home is part of being middle class. This fundamental belief has been shared by Canadians from coast to coast, for generations. Until now.
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CanCon Contributions & Quotas In a Digital Age As part of Heritage Canada’s review of Canadian content in a digital age, various parties are proposing changes to how digital services are regulated and taxed.
'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.'