Municipal Policy

— Aug 23, 2018
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Comparing Municipal Government Finances in Metro Vancouver, 2018 Edition

Comparing Municipal Government Finances in Metro Vancouver, 2018 finds that the City of Vancouver spent 84 per cent more, per resident, and collected 61 per cent higher per resident revenues in 2016 than Surrey, the next largest municipality by population in the region. The study compares 17 of the Metro Vancouver Regional District’s 21 municipalities on several measures—including government spending, revenue and debt—from 2007 to 2016, the most recent year of available data.

— Jan 9, 2018
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Room to Grow: Comparing Urban Density in Canada and Abroad

Room to Grow: Comparing Urban Density in Canada and Abroad compares population densities in 30 metropolitan centres in high-income developed countries, and finds that Canadian cities—including Toronto and Vancouver, which are experiencing an affordability crunch—can accommodate much more housing supply as they have much lower population densities than other major urban centres around the world.

Research Experts

  • Professor Emeritus, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
  • Associate Professor of Geography, University of Toronto
  • Professor of Economics, Lakehead University
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute
  • Resident Scholar and Chair in Energy and Environmental Studies, Fraser Institute
  • Professor of Economics, George Mason University
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Windsor