Fix supply to address housing affordability

A government-appointed expert panel in B.C. released a report earlier this month imploring all orders of government to collaborate and remove regulatory impediments that have kept housing construction at levels much lower than needed to house the growing population.

The six-member expert panel, jointly commissioned by the Federal and B.C. governments, went beyond the oft-cited demand-curbing recommendations of higher transfer taxes and penalties. Instead, the panel focused on the lack of housing supply in B.C., and the lucklustre efforts to address it.

Read further in The Financial Post.