Thursday, April 18, 2024

Canada: A Pitiful Helpless Giant

Why is there a housing shortage in Canada?

Two reasons.

One, Justin Trudeau and the braindead lickspittle Liberal caucus* who have invited the Third World to Canada en masse*. 

The other,  our feeble-minded Provincial politicians, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario who, though having, in the name of the Crown, ownership of 90% or more of the land, have failed to provide an abundance of cheap land for new housing.  

What is the solution?

There are two basic options. 

One is to promote further subdivision of existing urban land, an idea that at least in theory, the Government of British Columbia embraces. 

The other is to open up for urban development rural land adjacent to the major population centers. And that does not necesssarily mean urban sprawl. New, high density, centers for development connected to a major urban center by rapid transit would provide new lower cost housing with convenient access to downtown. Victoria, for example, the capital of British Columbia, rather bizarrely located on an offshore island, has three redundant railway rights of way extending from the city center. One running the length of the Saanich peninsula, another extending along the West coast as far as the village of Sooke, the third travelling up-Island, as we Islanders say, all the way to Campbell River. 

So what does the Province do with the wonderful opportunities that exist for Island development. Nothing, nada, nix, which is all one can expect from the dunderheads who we, unaccountably, elect to rule us. 


** In 2024, Canada will target the admission of 485,000 new immigrants. In 2025 and 2026, Canada aims to accept a total of one million new immigrants.

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