New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issues

2021-11-01T15:21:07-04:00

New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issues On October 26, Prime Minister Trudeau’s new cabinet was sworn in. This e-Newsletter sets out some background on the main six Ministers who are of particular relevance to Canada’s rental housing providers. Chrystia Freeland is returning as the Minister of Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister. She has been the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada since 2019, and Minister of Finance since August 2020. Ms. Freeland was first elected as a Member of Parliament from Toronto in July 2013. She was elected as the MP for University—Rosedale in October 2015, [...]

New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issues2021-11-01T15:21:07-04:00

What does the outcome of the Federal Election mean for rental housing providers?

2021-09-22T11:24:37-04:00

What does the outcome of the Federal Election mean for rental housing providers? The re-election of the Liberals with a minority government will probably lead largely to a continuation of the government’s previous policies. However, we will not know for several weeks who is appointed the new minister responsible for housing. The Liberals promised to raise the Home Buyer’s tax credit from $5,000 to $10,000, and to introduce a First time Home Savings Accounts to allow tax-free savings of up to $40,000 to help prospective home buyers to accumulate their down payments. Other promises were an Accelerator fund to [...]

What does the outcome of the Federal Election mean for rental housing providers?2021-09-22T11:24:37-04:00

Election too close to call – vote today!

2021-09-22T11:25:44-04:00

Election too close to call - vote today! Polls are showing one of the tightest elections in recent memory. The Conservatives and Liberals are neck-and-neck in the race to win the most seats in Parliament. The NDP or the Bloc Quebecois could hold the balance of power. Strategic voting on the left may give the Liberals an unanticipated surge. It's anybody's game. Your vote may matter now more than ever. Make sure to vote today, Monday, September 20, to have your voice heard. For information about your riding or voting place, visit https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx. [...]

Election too close to call – vote today!2021-09-22T11:25:44-04:00

Election platform comparison – energy

2021-09-15T08:27:25-04:00

CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTION 2021 COMPARING THE MAIN PARTIES’ ELECTION POSITIONS ENERGY Energy and the environment has become a leading issue in this year's election. See CFAA’s platform breakdown of how each major parties’ proposed energy and environmental policies could affect the rental housing industry. Click the icon below to access CFAA's comparison of the major parties' energy proposals. Note that CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the parties’ positions in relation to rental housing issues, [...]

Election platform comparison – energy2021-09-15T08:27:25-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on energy issues?

2021-09-22T11:25:36-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on energy issues? Canada’s federal general election 2021 will take place on September 20. CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the main parties’ positions on rental housing issues, CFAA compares their positions. This e-Newsletter compares the parties' energy positions. Past eNewsletters discussed housing and tax issues. Visit https://cfaa-fcapi.org/election-platform-comparison-energy/ to see more details, and CFAA's positions on the various issues. The Conservatives’ energy platform goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 30% of 2005 [...]

Where do the main parties stand on energy issues?2021-09-22T11:25:36-04:00

Election platform comparison – tax

2021-09-15T08:27:00-04:00

CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTION 2021 COMPARING THE MAIN PARTIES’ ELECTION POSITIONS TAX Federal tax policies can have a major impact on Canada's rental housing industry. See CFAA's platform breakdown of how each major parties' proposed tax policies could affect the rental housing industry. Click the icon below to access CFAA's comparison of the major parties' tax proposals. Note that CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the parties’ positions in relation to rental housing issues, CFAA compares [...]

Election platform comparison – tax2021-09-15T08:27:00-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on tax issues?

2021-09-22T11:25:27-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on tax issues? Canada’s federal general election 2021 will take place on September 20. CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the main parties’ positions on rental housing issues, CFAA compares their positions. This e-Newsletter compares the parties' positions on income tax issues which can affect rental housing providers. A future e-Newsletter will address energy and climate change issues. Visit https://cfaa-fcapi.org/election-platform-comparison-tax/ to see more details, and CFAA's positions on the various issues. Both the Liberals and [...]

Where do the main parties stand on tax issues?2021-09-22T11:25:27-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on housing issues?

2021-09-22T11:25:18-04:00

Where do the main parties stand on housing issues? Canada’s federal general election 2021 will take place on September 20. CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the main parties’ positions on rental housing issues, CFAA compares their positions. This e-Newsletter compares the parties' housing positions. Future e-Newsletters will address tax issues and energy issues. Visit https://cfaa-fcapi.org/election-platform-comparison-housing/ to see more details, and CFAA's positions on the various issues. The Liberals say more housing supply and more affordable housing supply [...]

Where do the main parties stand on housing issues?2021-09-22T11:25:18-04:00

Election platform comparison – housing

2021-08-30T15:17:19-04:00

CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTION 2021 COMPARING THE MAIN PARTIES’ ELECTION POSITIONS HOUSING AND INCOME SUPPORT Housing has become one of the biggest issues in the upcoming election. Every party is proposing their vision of how they would improve Canada's housing market and improve housing affordability for Canadians. Click the icon below to access CFAA's comparison of the major parties' housing proposals. Note that CFAA does not endorse political parties, since we have to work with whichever party or parties form the government. However, in order to inform CFAA’s members of the parties’ positions in relation to rental [...]

Election platform comparison – housing2021-08-30T15:17:19-04:00

Snap Election Called for September 20, 2021

2021-09-22T11:25:06-04:00

Election Called for September 20, 2021 On August 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a general federal election for September 20, 2021. Pre-election polling consistently suggested the Liberals could increase their minority government and potentially win a majority. However, the Liberal polling numbers declined among a general distaste by the electorate for the calling of an unnecessary election during the pandemic. At the time of dissolution, the Liberals held a strong minority, holding 155 of the 338 in the House of Commons. They would need to gain only 15 seats to reach the 170 seats needed for a majority. [...]

Snap Election Called for September 20, 20212021-09-22T11:25:06-04:00
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