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Nov 12, 2019

Ontario's Auditor General Misses the Boat on Tarion

Ontario's Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, after extensive review of the existing structure and inner workings of Tarion Warranty Corporation, issued... Read More
Nov 1, 2019

Moving ahead with Sidewalk Labs

"Waterfront Toronto yesterday had its Board of Directors approve the original 12 acre Sidewalk Labs proposal with substantial improvements to the p... Read More

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Aug 19, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #4 – 3,000 Social housing units in 3 years

By Thursday, the series of PowerPoint presentations from Durban’s municipal officials were over and it was time to find some way to actually ... Read More

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Aug 19, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #3 – Hospitality, South African style

Before I conclude these blogs and share our final recommendations – let me tell you the best thing about being in Durban: the people. Second ... Read More

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Aug 15, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #2: Using housing to heal racial divides

“The Most Livable City in Africa by 2030”—that’s eThekwini (Durban)’s tag line. If that is not audacious enough, muni... Read More

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Aug 14, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES on Affordable Housing - #1

Affordable housing expert John Fox, of Toronto law firm Robins Appleby, is among the Canadians who have been asked by Durban, South Africa, to lend... Read More

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Aug 6, 2019

RBC CEO says housing market is ‘well-balanced.’ That’s only half the story.

On  July 25th , RBC CEO Dave McKay said that housing in Canada is in “well-balanced territory,” as quoted by Bloomberg. It’s... Read More

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Jun 19, 2019

The Stress Test Controversy Continues to Boil: CMHC Head Continues to Defend the Tough Lending Rules

Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Two weeks ago, CMHC CEO, Evan Siddall took an aggressive and in the view of this writer, inflammatory position in h... Read More

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Mortgage Amortization Period  |  Minister of Finance  |  Benjamin Tal  |  Evan Siddall  |  CMHC  |  Residential Construction Industry  |  Mortgage Stress Test  |  Mortgage Lending Rules  |  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

May 22, 2019

Community housing renewal strategy

(May 22, 2019, 8:54 AM EDT) Published in The Lawyer's Daily  Steve Clark, the Ontario minister of housing, recently made back-to-back a... Read More

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May 14, 2019

Ontario hammers out its affordable housing policy

(May 14, 2019, 9:08 AM EDT)  Published in The Lawyer's Daily Back-to-back announcements from the province of Ontario — the Commun... Read More

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