CMHC bubble is 100% made in Canada



October 23, 2009

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Diane Francis, Financial Post  Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009 – Ottawa has been creating a housing bubble in Canada with taxpayer money, which is why residential real estate prices rise in defiance of high unemployment and recession. Ottawa’s low interest rate policy and Crown agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s dramatic increase in mortgage backstopping, for people who put only 5% down, have pushed up activity and prices. Read more here.

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