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Some party housing promises get passing grade from economists, but immigration and supply key factors

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The Conservative plan to scrap the stress test for mortgage renewals won praise, but another pledge to sell federal property is a head-scratcher.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced his party's four-point plan for housing affordability during a campaign stop in Vaughn, Ont. on Sept. 23. Each of the major parties has made promises to address housing affordability in this campaign. Screen-capture of Andrew Scheer's Twitter account

The big parties’ promised tweaks to mortgage rules and help for new homebuyers could help some people get ahead, say economists, but tackling supply and demand is the best way to manage a hot market. 

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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