Our Crumbling Foundation - How We Solve Canada’s Housing Crisis: An Interview with Author Gregor Craigie

Urmi talks to Gregor Craigie, a journalist, Host of ‘This Island’ on CBC Radio One in Victoria, and author of the new book, “Our Crumbling Foundation: How We Solve Canada’s Housing Crisis.”

Gregor’s new book looks at the very human stories of those living out Canada’s housing crisis across the country and hopeful examples of policies from around the world that may help address it. 

In our chat, we talk about the diversified faces of the crisis from young families priced out of Vancouver, newcomer home buyers getting into financial trouble in the Toronto area, renters being priced out of Montreal, and those living permanently in RVs in Nova Scotia. We also discuss how successful stories of infill supply expansion found in other global cities might be problematic to realize in Canada, the role immigration has played in the crisis and how we might better hold our politicians to account about our housing crisis.

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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for Realosophy.com and all consumer education and tools.

Urmi holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Trade Economics) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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