"Vancouver's housing Market"
A prolonged period of low interest rates and significant flows of international capital have combined to produce intense housing affordability challenges in several ‘global’ cities, Toronto and Vancouver included. This presentation looks at the policy implications of this situation and at the politics that surround it. What are the objectives of Canada’s housing policies? Are different levels of Canadian government coordinating effectively to achieve those objectives? Are real estate industry representatives having a disproportionate impact on policy? And what might an appropriate policy framework look like to tackle these broader forces?
Simon Fraser University
Josh Gordon is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His May 2016 report, “Vancouver’s Housing Affordability Crisis”, examined the causes of Vancouver’s high housing prices and advocated the regulation of foreign ownership, among other measures. His other area of research is the politics of labor market policy, specifically unemployment benefits and dismissal protection.
Date and Time:
Wedesday, January 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Business Council of British Columbia
1050 West Pender Street Suite 810