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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presents the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 16, 2024. The budget contains measures for younger Canadians seeking to buy homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian federal budget 2024: Does it deliver on ‘generational fairness’ promise for Gen Z and Millennials?

The federal government says it’s committed to addressing the challenges faced by younger generations, including housing affordability and the high cost of living. Does the budget deliver on its promises?
Several tents were set up in October 2023 across from the Confederation Building in St. John’s, NL, to bring attention to the lack of affordable housing in the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

The private sector housing experiment has failed: Ottawa must now step up on social housing

There are many strategies needed simultaneously to address housing affordability in Canada. The expansion of social housing supply is a particularly effective one.
The pandemic put millions of people on the edge of eviction. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

COVID-19’s housing crisis hit many Asians in the US hardest – but only after government aid began flowing

While all groups experienced increased housing vulnerability after the pandemic hit, only people of Asian descent continued to see their situations worsen in 2021 as the US spent trillions trying to soften the impact.

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