Federal Political Update

Financial Post column condemns report from Federal Housing Advocate and backs private sector rental housing

2023-01-06T09:46:58-05:00

Financial Post column condemns report from Federal Housing Advocate and backs private sector rental housing Financial Post columnist Peter Taylor condemns Federal Housing Advocates' proposals to take the profit motive out of rental housing. That move would "doom Canada", says Taylor. Peter Shawn Taylor: No, Ottawa, Marxism won’t solve Canada’s rental housing crisis

Financial Post column condemns report from Federal Housing Advocate and backs private sector rental housing2023-01-06T09:46:58-05:00

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission

2022-11-18T12:03:11-05:00

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission CFAA submits Pre-budget submission for 2023, with 8 recommendations to promote rental housing development, and avoid tighter rent control. The Pre-budget submission is a shorter version of the main CFAA submission to the Government dated October 3, 2022.Pre-budget submission.2022.10.07 The main Government submission dated October 3, 2022.Submission to Government.2022.10.03

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission2022-11-18T12:03:11-05:00

Federal housing mandate letter renews concerns

2021-12-17T11:54:36-05:00

Federal housing mandate letter renews concerns Mandate letter renews pre-election concerns The mandate letter given today to federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, includes a number of points of concern from the Liberal Party election platform. The main concerns are the following directions. The Minister of Housing is to work with provinces, territories, municipalities and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to develop a Fairness in Real Estate Action Plan that includes: requiring landlords to disclose in their tax filings the rent they receive pre- and post-renovation and to pay a proportional [...]

Federal housing mandate letter renews concerns2021-12-17T11:54:36-05:00

New Housing Accelerator Fund

2021-12-17T11:54:54-05:00

CFAA work on the new Housing Accelerator Fund A major, concrete platform promise of the federal Liberals, echoed in the Throne Speech, is to create a Housing Accelerator Fund to support the municipalities in speeding up approvals for new housing. Most of CFAA’s members associations support faster project approvals for three main reasons: They have members who want to build. Their cities need more rental housing. More rental housing will take some of the pressure off the rental market so that there will be less demand for tighter rent control or other regulations. CFAA has long supported more rental development [...]

New Housing Accelerator Fund2021-12-17T11:54:54-05:00

New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issues

2021-12-17T11:55:05-05:00

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 issues2021-12-17T11:55:05-05:00

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

2021-12-17T11:55:16-05:00

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?2021-12-17T11:55:16-05:00

Election too close to call – vote today!

2021-12-17T11:55:20-05:00

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!2021-12-17T11:55:20-05:00

Election platform comparison – energy

2021-12-17T11:55:26-05:00

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 – energy2021-12-17T11:55:26-05:00

Where do the main parties stand on energy issues?

2021-12-17T11:55:31-05:00

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?2021-12-17T11:55:31-05:00
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