Join Us on January 12 for The Public Record at The Pub: The roots of Hamilton's Urban/Suburban Divide and What We Can Do To Fix It

Did you know Hamilton’s Urban/Suburban divide can trace its roots to the 1849 Baldwin Act?
Join us on Thursday, January 12, 2016 for a discussion of the urban / suburban divide in Ontario and what we can do to fix it with Dr. Zac Spicer of Brock University, the author of The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development and the Future of City-County Separation
In the months leading up to the 2018 Election, The Public Record is committed to improve the civic discussion in Hamilton and will be hosting a monthly series of events we’re calling The Public Record at The Pub.

Fraser Institute to Release Report Thursday on Municipal Regulations and Housing Costs

The Fraser Institute, a conservative think-tank, issued the following statement to media this morning:

CALGARY—On Thursday, July 7, the Fraser Institute will release a new study (the first of its kind in Canada) spotlighting the effects of municipal regulations on housing affordability in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. The study, The Impact of Land-Use Regulation on Housing Supply in Canada, analyzes land-use regulation in 68 municipalities (including 18 of Canada’s largest). With 18 of Canada’s largest municipalities looked at in their study, it seems likely Hamilton is included in the study.