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Housing and Homelessness

Next steps for federal housing policy: A look at 2021 election promises

New measures may help somewhat on the margins, but more fundamental changes in tax and regulatory policies will be needed to close the growing gap in housing.

Platform Crunch: The Bloc’s election commitments

A dive into what the Bloc Québécois has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Platform Crunch: The Green Party platform

We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Platform Crunch: Liberals release costed platform

We dive into what the Liberal Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Canadian landlords can be hostile to African food

In July 2019, I and two Black African friends settled into a new apartment in Ottawa. I quickly guessed that our “African food” would become a racial tinder box.

Platform Crunch: Conservatives release five key planks

We dive into what the Conservative Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Budget 2021 analysis: Does it deliver?

Federal Budget 2021 was expected to deliver between $70-100B in COVID-19 recovery funds. Does it deliver and will funds be allocated in meaningful ways? Our experts weigh in.

Ten things to know about the 2021 Alberta budget

Here are 10 things worth knowing about the latest Alberta budget, its major changes to spending and taxation, and its projected deficit of $18.2 billion.

Our “right to housing” needs some teeth

While homeless encampments serve as some of the most jarring visual depictions of Canada’s housing crisis, they are not the only manifestation of the problem.

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