High rents put housing out of reach in most Canadian cities — new report..

Rental housing has become prohibitively expensive for millions of Canadians in most of the country’s urban centres. That is the stark and frightening conclusion of a report just released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The author of the report, the CCPA’s senior economist, David Macdonald, examines the situation of rental housing in Canada generally. He points out that when the federal government stopped investing in rental housing, in the 1990s, it became increasingly more expensive and less available.


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