FILIPOWICA, LAFLEUR: Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a home building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which amounts to almost $50,000
BONNER: If a disaster wipes out a lot of inventory, that scarce or non-existent inventory has a higher value with more dollars chasing fewer goods
TAUBE: Adi Astl took matters into his own hands and built steps down an unsafe pathway in a Toronto Park which the city had been unwilling to build for 10 years
BONNER: If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they’re overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?
COX: Imposed greenbelts drive up land prices, which lead to much higher house prices in a metropolitan area. So people can’t afford the detached housing they want
FILIPOWICZ, LAFLEUR: If housing affordability for average British Columbians is the goal, local and provincial governments should reduce barriers to development
FROM: An outspoken former Drumheller town councillor is asking the Supreme Court to finally settle the matter of whether a contentious law is in fact unconstitutional
LAFLEUR: More money to spend on housing could push prices higher if not accompanied by an increase in the housing supply