The shortcomings of the First-Time Home Buyer’s Incentive

By: Alexi Guindon-Riopel Residential housing prices in Canada have been increasing sharply over the last 10 years. To solve this problem, the Trudeau government created the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) which aims to do two things; ease the burden of the high initial cost to break into the housing market and reduce monthly mortgage…

Is Highway 413 the Solution to Traffic Congestion?

By: Ifrah Ikram Premier Doug Ford’s government proposed a new highway which would connect Highway 400 in Vaughan to the intersection of Highways 407 and 401 between Mississauga and Brampton. The proposed Highway 413 will stretch 59 kilometres and four to six lanes wide, serving the regions of York, Peel, and Halton. This route will…

Addressing Toronto’s loss of dwelling rooms in rooming houses

By: Ruolan Ma As the epicentre of Ontario’s housing crisis, Toronto has a rental market with an extremely limited housing stock and one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada at 0.5%. As a result, rental prices remain high with the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto reaching 2,250 in 2022, a 22%…

Addressing the Water Crisis for Indigenous Peoples

By: Ertiana Rrokaj Water is our most precious natural resource. Vital to our existence, it is shared by all and, therefore, must be protected and managed responsibly to be preserved for our own use and for the use of future generations. Canada is fortunate to have an abundance of water, being endowed with one-fifth of…