Why Vancouver housing is so unaffordable As rising housing costs in Metro Vancouver continue to make headlines, municipal policy-makers, including Vancouver’s mayor, point to a number of potential causes, including absentee owners and home-flippers-people who buy and promptly resell property for short-term returns. In a recent letter to B.C.’s premier, the mayor also called on
Uncompetitive corporate tax rates deter business investment and encourage firms to relocate elsewhere News that Burger King and Tim Horton’s are merging and that the new company will be headquartered in Canada has taken the business and political world by storm. U.S. politicians and left-of-centre groups denounced the transaction as “tax dodging” and warned
As governments here in Canada wrestle with the challenge of providing high-quality transportation infrastructure, they should increasingly consider public-private partnerships (P3s). The record shows P3s are more likely to be built on time and on budget and they offer greater value for money than conventional infrastructure projects.
Health Canada’s slower approval process potentially harms patients who otherwise might be able to buy the new drugs. Thus, the federal government could speed up access by harmonizing with the Europeans and Americans on regulatory approvals. It would save companies and taxpayers money and help those in need of the newer drugs.