Highlights / affordability

Economy, International, Society

Canada: Among the most overpriced city housing in world

Several international rankings have consistently placed Canadian cities at or near the top of “best cities” in the world on a variety of criteria including things like safety, livability, education opportunities etc. However, a new ranking has also just listed »


Rising interest rates to make buying a home more difficult

Prospective buyers are expected to face a modest 1.7 per cent increase in the price of a home in Canada in 2019, but rising interest rates will likely affect their ability to get an affordable mortgage to pay for it, »

Economy, Society

Affordability is a top concern among homebuyers: survey

Although the figure has been decreasing for the last four years, 37 per cent of people feel concern or uncertainty when they buy a home in Canada, according to a survey by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The government »


Housing affordability worsened in first quarter

A report by the Royal Bank of Canada found that housing became less affordable in Canada in the first three months of 2018. The figures reflect the total, before tax family income needed to pay for mortgage payments, property taxes »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

You probably can’t afford to live here ( or there)

For years there have been concerns about the skyrocketing prices of housing in Canada, especially in the major cities, and most especially in Toronto and Vancouver A new annual study of world cities and housing markets has now placed Vancouver »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canada’s hot housing market-less affordable, new tax on empty dwellings

A report this week shows that the chance of buying a house continues to move out of reach for the average Canadian. The report by RBC Economics Research (Royal Bank of Canada) is called, Housing Trends and Affordability It shows »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

A call for faster, cheaper internet for all Canada

“Many Canadians may not know this, but they are paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for what’ s widely recognized as poor (internet) service,” says Josh Tabish, campaigns director with OpenMedia, a non-profit which fights to »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

First Nations study to look at state of Indigenous food, nutrition, safety

To document some of the challenges facing Indigenous people in Canada, First Nations are collecting data for a Canada-wide study of Indigenous nutrition and traditional food and the impact of affordability and environmental contamination of food. The “First Nations Food, »