There’s a long path from a good idea to a successfully implemented policy.
Queen’s Park aims to boost the number of secondary suites including laneway homes and garage units.
High housing costs and long commutes can discourage workers from moving to cities such as Toronto.
Cities with the strictest land-use regulations have the lowest rates of housing stock growth.
Housing affordability was easily the top issue on the campaign trail.
More than 80 per cent of Canadians live in towns, cities and suburbs.
The cost of buying and renting is driven upward by a scarcity of available homes.
Developer fees comprised 13.2 per cent of municipal revenue in the City of Vancouver in 2016.
The Horgan government now says it will peg allowable rent increases to inflation, estimated at 2.5 per cent for 2019.
The imbalance between the number of available units and the number of would-be renters drives up rents.