Opinion: Housing is best governed by laws of the market

2017-06-05 Montreal Gazette

Mathieu Bédard, Montreal Economic Institute, argues in Montreal Gazette that Montreal should not extend its rent control regulations. "Thankfully, Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão has said he’s not interested in interfering with the market". Bédard quotes Assar Lindbeck, IFN and Stockholm University, saying that “Next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities.”

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