What Budget 2017 means for young Canadians

Natalie Brunet & Caleb Holden Last March, a careful listener might have been able to pick out the collective sigh of Canadian youth as they realized that the Trudeau Government’s first budget – touted as his chance to deliver on the many promises in the Liberal platform directed at 18-24 year olds – had come…

Building Singapore: An Exploration of Public Housing

Haris Khan By most measures, Singapore is an extremely wealthy country: It ranks third in GDP per capita (PPP), 3.5 percent of its population are Dollar millionaires, and living here for four months has vastly expanded my ability to name supercars on sight. Given this enormous wealth, I was surprised to learn that 82 percent…

A Primer on Inclusive Zoning

Alyssa Wali Earlier this month, the government of Ontario announced its intention to give municipalities the ability to increase affordable housing units for lower to middle income households. Through the newly released inclusionary zoning measures, municipalities will have the option to mandate that developers include a percentage of affordable housing in new residential developments. Inclusionary…

Trudeau’s New Year’s Resolution: Improve Public Transit

Mohamad Yaghi Road works, traffic jams, and long drives – these are all typical everyday experiences urban commuters in major Canadian cities face. Often, many rightly complain that travel to and from work takes a considerable amount of time out of their day, but, contrary to the popular discourse, there have been substantial improvements to…