Tag Archives: affordable housing

8. There is no shortage of anything in Canada – except the will and ability to deliver plenitude where there is scarcity.

Shockingly, we have to report that there is enough of everything.  This will shake the foundations of economic theory and political partisanship, but reality deserves some part in our world view, don’t you think? Our clients need people, money, and things.  That’s the sum total of their organizational resource requirements.  While it is true that…
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Affordable housing is never a bad idea. Or is it?

You know what’s wrong with good ideas?  They demand that we shed our preconceptions and act on a new premise.  You cannot with sincerity say, “what a great idea!” without next thinking, “we really ought to try that”.  Because of that compulsion to act, the best ideas often remain undeclared, are politely ignored, or are…
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Two tens for a five?

I haven’t been blogging much for the past year. Things have been happening too fast. By the time I register a reaction to one thing, something new is impressing itself on me. The themes and issues get stacked up in my mind, like airliners circling a runway, waiting for permission to land. One preoccupation over…
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A false dilemma about Section 37 deals

I’ve been urging that we manage public-private partnerships differently, and that we use Section 37 agreements to better effect.  I should be more careful what I wish for. Affordable housing is already possible under Section 37 of the Provincial Planning Act.  Only a small portion of the developers contributions have been used for this purpose.The City…
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