Don’t grow medical care spending more than other social spending, because health doesn’t start with health care.
The BC NDP's upcoming “comprehensive housing strategy” will be a litmus test for the party’s many promises on housing affordability. Here are some things to watch for.
Is the giant age gap in public spending purely natural, or does it also reflect a political and cultural reluctance to actually invest in young people?
Without a breakdown in generational spending, it's too easy for politicians to resort to platitudes like “younger Canadians are our future”, while budgeting in ways that compromise our present and future.
At completion, The River District will bring up to 7,000 new units of housing online — the equivalent of Vancouver’s projected housing growth for one year. We just had to check it out and ask some questions.
We need to start reimagining how we tax the recent surge in housing wealth, especially compared to how we tax incomes, which have remained stagnant for many Canadians.