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Post-COVID housing squeeze will hurt lower-income residents

May 14 2021 — Steve Lafleur — Obviously, the pandemic has changed many things in a relatively short period of time, including housing demand in municipalities across Canada. Consider the Greater Toronto Area, where the detached housing market is red hot while the market for smaller apartments and condos is not. But as apartment renters enjoy this new landscape of lower prices […]

Sorry, Premier Notley, this was not a good year for Alberta

Dec 23 2016 — Steve Lafleur — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley recently claimed that this was a good year for her government. For Albertans, however, it was another very difficult year. Aside from the approval of two crucial pipeline projects, Albertans haven’t had much to celebrate. The economy is no longer in free fall, but with the unemployment rate at nine per […]