In just a few weeks, nearly 3,000 of you signed the petition calling on City Council to take this step. We’ll be delivering your petition to Council at their meeting on October 2nd to make it loud and clear that thousands of residents support this idea.
Throne Speech Commits to Homes for People First, and Features Child Care.
As Generation Squeeze eagerly awaits the new BC NDP provincial budget, we're sharing our three priority issues as outlined in an August 3 memo to Finance Minister Carole James.
B.C.'s new NDP government came to power partially on a wave of anger with how the previous government failed to address the affordability crisis. So, where we at? This strategy memo lays things out.
Some landlords are trying to get anything and everything they can out of young renters with no other options.
Is it time for elected officials to finally get serious about Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis?
Governments often judge the success of economies by economic growth rates. Ontario is currently performing reasonably well according to this metric, but blunt growth rates provide incomplete, and sometimes distracting signals about the success of an economy.
Generation Squeeze encourages the City of Vancouver to maintain its commitment to the Empty Homes Tax
The tax is a necessary step in addressing the problem that Vancouver’s economy fails younger generations as home prices leave our earnings behind.
A Vacant Home Tax in the City of Toronto has the potential to transition thousands of existing homes into the rental supply within a twelve month period, and at no cost to the public purse.
When you’re being renovicted, competing with 500 rental applications flooding in within an hour, when you’re up against tyrant landlords and asbestos riddled units -- how do today’s young renters stand a chance?
We understand it’s hard to make meaning of political promises. For many, the differences between parties is as clear as the mud you find in a swamp. We can help.
In a 4-4 tie vote, Victoria city council has voted against the idea of bringing the 15% foreign buyers tax to the Capital Region. With Greater Vancouver and Toronto now covered by the tax, Greater Victoria's affordability crisis risks getting worse.
Premier Wynne’s budget record shows she tackles intergenerational problems more urgently than most premiers, and with national influence.
Generation Squeeze has prepared this study to showcase the performance of the Ontario economy relative to other provinces and over time. The results are clear and concerning: they show that Ontario is now the worst performing economy in Canada for younger generations east of the Rockies.
We keep hearing great things about the B.C. economy, so we wrangled Stats Can to find out: Growth for WHAT? WHO is actually making bank in B.C.'s economy?
After releasing our "Rethinking Canadian Housing Policy" report, we convened a diverse mix of housing sector leaders to see what kind of principles we might come up with, together. The result: a newly-refined set of 10 principles for tackling the affordability crisis.
After chasing the Vancouver home ownership dream into the ground, Raza and his family had to relocate to Victoria. But driving young tech talent out of Vancouver is risky business.
According to the BC NDP, one of the big problems of the 2017 Budget “is that seniors weren’t even mentioned...” In fact, that’s not at all what the budget shows.
Secure a great job. Own a home. Keep more of our hard-earned money. That’s the promise of B.C. according to the current government. Problem is, that promise is becoming a fairy tale for younger generations
B.C.’s housing crisis is no laughing matter. But Valentine's Day kind of is! So we made these fun cards for you to share on social media where you can tag you local elected leaders.
You could choke on the irony: we have finally been able to purchase the family home, however, I don’t know if we’ll be able to afford a family any more.
Generation Squeeze's Dr. Paul Kershaw asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the challenges associated with housing affordability in Canada and if the federal government will ease the crisis with a national housing strategy.
Gen Squeeze is signing an open letter to the City of Vancouver that asks for more emphasis on affordability in an ongoing review of character home zoning
Compared to the start my parents had in life, I thought I’d be miles ahead by age 31
The CPP Investment Board shows how Canadians adapted the CPP to reduce risks to intergenerational fairness starting in 1997. As governments negotiate a new fed/prov Health Accord, is it time to ask why funding for health care hasn't adapted to to the same risks?
Kill Chicago premieres the official video for their new single "Take The City" via student support organization Generation Squeeze. Directed by Don Levandier (The Motorleague), the video offers insight into the crushing effects of student debt on young Canadians.
Back in March we launched a national survey for you to tell us more about how we can ease your squeeze in your day-to-day lives, and you gave us some great tips. To tempt you (and acknowledge your squeezed time) we offered a chance to win one of three $250 My Treat Visa. You’ll get to meet all the winners, but first we’d like to introduce you to our winner on the West Coast – Kirstie.