Canada’s housing markets: XC26-1/1-421-15E-PDF

benefits, barriers and bringing balance /

"During the study, the Committee was cognizant that Canada does not have a single housing market, but rather several markets across the country’s regions. For economists, ensuring that a regional housing market is balanced involves considerations that are similar to ensuring equilibrium in any market: the relationship between demand and supply. While accepting the common notion of balance as equilibrium, the Committee – as legislators representing the nation’s citizens – interprets the notion of housing market balance in Canada in a somewhat broader manner: a balanced housing market ensures access to affordable housing for the greatest number of Canadians, while maintaining stability in Canada’s housing markets and in the country’s financial system with a view to protecting borrowers, lenders and taxpayers" -- Introduction, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Finance.
Title Canada’s housing markets
Subtitle benefits, barriers and bringing balance /
Series Title Report of the Standing Committee on Finance ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Les marchés de l’habitation du Canada : avantages, obstacles et équilibre. "April 2017". Original published on: 2017/04/13; published on: 2017/04/21; published on: 2018/01/12.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages viii, 65 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • XC26-1/1-421-15E-PDF
Subject Terms Housing, Markets