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May 15, 2018

Barriers to increasing housing supply, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in Canadian cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities” authors Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge calculate that the extra costs on new housing range from an average $229,000 in the eight most restrictive cities to $600,000 in Vancouver. 

Benjamin Dachis

Benjamin Dachis is Director of Public Affairs for the C.D. Howe Institute. In his role, he furthers the Institute’s mission to improve Canada’s economic performance by enhancing the visibility, reputation and impact of its research and activities. Benjamin started with the C.D. Howe Institute in 2006 as a Research Fellow and also has experience with major U.S. and U.K. think tanks.