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In 2016, average rents in Montreal were $835 a month compared to $1,242 in Toronto and just under $1,300 in Vancouver.


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According to new census data, population growth in Calgary has lagged behind the regional average.


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Regulatory red tape is resulting in fewer new homes than there otherwise would be with a growing pool of buyers, contributing to rising prices.

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It’s impossible to achieve housing affordability unless the supply of new homes keeps up with demand.

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Demand-side forces are still at play regardless of the new tax on foreign buyers.

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Unfortunately the discussion on housing affordability has been dominated by handwringing over foreign homebuyers and low interest rates.

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If it takes too long to get city hall’s approval for housing developments, the supply of new homes may lag behind demand.