As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic made the realities of urban life more and more uncomfortable, city-dwellers from across Canada traded in high-rise condos in densely packed neighbourhoods for farmhouses in the countryside. As a result, Canadians in more rural areas have seen rising costs in housing and related issues. Should smaller communities try to do something to combat the influx of come-from-away’ers? Or does a move from urban to rural signal a new opportunity for new collaborations and a shift in the balance of power? Watch our panel discussion with housing experts from in and around Halifax as they unpack the challenges that have emerged in the past years.
This talk is part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversary event series, What should be on Canada’s policy radar? Held throughout the spring and fall of 2022, these panel discussions will help us to identify the challenges that our decision-makers will face in the coming years, and examine ways in which Canada can promptly address these issues.