Skip to main content

MEI

FacebookTwitterLinkedIn
MEI in the Media

Housing

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
28 June 2017June 28, 2017
Viewpoint explaining how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers

The government of Ontario has recently announced new policies intended to cool off its real estate market, imposing a 15% tax on foreign home buyers like the one enacted in 2016 in British Columbia, and also extending its rent control regulations. In Montreal, the opposition is asking the City to follow the example set by these two provinces. Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão has said he is not interested in interfering with the market, and with good reason: This is precisely the kind of policy that contributes to the problem.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
www.torontosun.com/michel-kelly-gagnon, p. Web

The sorry fate of the native residents of Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

16 December 2011December 16, 2011
Metro Toronto, p. 40

The financial crisis and mortgages.

15 October 2010October 15, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web

financial crisis and mortgages.

13 October 2010October 13, 2010
www.iedm.org, p. Web
Is there a housing shortage in Quebec?
14 July 2010July 14, 2010
www.metronews.ca/toronto, p. Web
The financial crisis and mortgages.
2 July 2010July 2, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web
The financial crisis and mortgages.
1 July 2010July 1, 2010
Le Journal de Montréal, p. 27
The price of houses goes up in the country.
6 May 2010May 6, 2010
Métro Montréal, p. 46
Is there a housing bubble in Canada?
25 February 2010February 25, 2010
Journal Le propriétaire, vol. 23, no 7, p. 1, 10-11 & 17
Rent control analysis.
1 July 2006July 1, 2006
Research Paper on the impact of suburbanization on a region’s competitiveness

There is a strong relationship between suburbanization (pejoratively called “urban sprawl”), automobile use and the strong economic growth that has occurred in high-income nations since World War II. Millions of Canadian households were able to stop renting and begin accumulating their own equity as a result of the lower cost houses built on the less expensive land on and beyond the urban fringe. They were able to take advantage of a much larger array of employment and shopping opportunities because they could get anywhere in the metropolitan region in a comparatively short period of time, rather than the limited destinations that could be reached quickly on transit. In short, a world or a Montreal without cars or suburbs would be far less affluent.

20 June 2006June 20, 2006
Le Journal de Montréal, p. 26
Quebec's Régie du logement suggests a rent increase of 0,9% for 2006.
26 January 2006January 26, 2006
Les Affaires, p. 8
MEI Research Paper on the causes of the housing crisis in Quebec and solutions to solve it.
6 July 2002July 6, 2002
Research Paper (in French with a bilingual executive summary) on the causes of the housing crisis in Quebec and solutions to solve it

If we analyze the housing crisis that has plagued Quebec since 2001 through the lenses of economic science, it can be attributed to a number of government policies that have distorted the proper workings of the province's housing market. Among other factors, rent control has discouraged the maintenance of existing units and the building of new ones. Quebec's housing regulations also throw numerous roadblocks in the way of tenant selection and the eviction of the worst tenants, which makes investment in housing less attractive.

1 July 2002July 1, 2002
Les Affaires, p. 8
MEI Research Paper on the causes of the housing crisis in Quebec and solutions to solve it.
29 June 2002June 29, 2002

EMAIL FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN

910 Peel Street, Suite 600
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 2H8
Canada


Telephone: 514-273-0969
E-mail: commentaires@iedm.org

to the top of the page

© IEDM 2017