David Macdonald's articles

A modest proposal March 26, 2024

A modest proposal

Canadian cities could raise tens of millions of dollars with one tool

Missing teeth January 17, 2024

Missing teeth

Canada is expanding public health coverage to dental care—but it's not universal.

Measuring matters October 26, 2023

Measuring matters

Provinces must move towards a set-fee model, with an eye on capacity expansion

Can’t afford the rent July 18, 2023

Can’t afford the rent

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.