Monday, January 22, 2007

Cheap houses

A study shows Regina and Saskatoon are among the cheapest places in the world to purchase a home. While this phenomenon has benefits, it's probably more accurate to look at this more as a sympton of a problem than a blessing. It shows the impact of 60 years of neglecting the economy by successive Saskatchewan governments.

I found this interesting though:

Cox said higher housing costs in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Vancouver is in part due to urban planning, with some large cities driving up prices by trying to avoid "urban sprawl." With urban planners avoiding building on cheaper land outside the current city limits, that means land within the city is at a premium.

Imagine that! Well-meaning, all-knowing urban planners playing a direct role in forcing people to live on the street.

3 comments:

Robert McClelland said...

It shows the impact of 60 years of neglecting the economy by successive Saskatchewan governments.

Doesn't Saskatchewan have the 2nd highest GDP per capita out of the ten provinces? I believe they do. So why do you continue to peddle these lies about Saskatchewan?

David MacLean said...

Robert, take a look at the last 60 years.

David MacLean said...

Chad,
I will delete comments that are personal, defamatory or off topic.

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