The Homes We Need



The Homes We Need: Building a Progressive Solution to Canada’s Housing Crisis

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March 10, 2023

The cost of housing, a major contributor to the price inflation pressures being felt across the economy, has reached an affordability crisis point that has been decades in the making. Finding a good home has become tougher and tougher for the working-class as wages have not kept pace. While private investment in housing has accelerated over the past decade, governments slowed their investment in public housing since the 1990s. Increasing the housing supply is a policy option touted by all policymakers of all political stripes, but is building more simply enough for a progressive vision that makes housing a human right?

This panel was hosted as a part of the Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2023.

  • Jeremy Withers, University of Toronto School of Cities (Moderator)
  • Carolyn Whitzman, Expert Advisor, HART
  • Mike Moffatt, Ivey Business School, Western University
  • Khelsilem, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)
  • Dil Puar, Canadian Real Estate Association

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