Interest rate hikes are behind the collapse of new housing
David Macdonald's articles
There is no province in Canada where workers can afford an apartment at minimum wage. The neighborhood-level data paints a dire picture of out-of-control rents.
Tenants across the country are feeling the pinch from landlords. Just how bad is it where you live?
Governments aren’t households—and their budgets don’t act like them
Like a vampire, consulting firms are suave and sophisticated actors that aim to gain the trust of their targets.
New research shows that child care availability in Canada has a long way to go
Canada has made big progress on child care costs—but has a lot of work to do on availability of spaces.
But inflation and low government wage offers threaten to erase those gains.
Federal public sector workers haven’t seen an inflation-adjusted raise since 2007—the worst of any industry in Canada.
Remarks to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee of the House of Commons
We need to do better at getting benefits to those who need them.
We’re not expecting many bells and whistles in this federal budget. It doesn’t need to be that way.