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A closer look at Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan


May 17, 2017
Subject | Institutional | Macro views

In April, the Ontario government announced a 16-point plan to make housing more affordable. In general, its intention is to help level the playing field, balancing the interest in maintaining a viable real estate market in the greater Toronto area with ensuring that middle- and lower-income families can afford to live in that area.

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Market review: While France votes, U.S. faces shutdown


April 25, 2017
Subject | Institutional | Macro views

Sunday saw the start of the much-awaited presidential election in France, and many advocates of the European Union (EU) are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered the most votes – 23.75% and 21.53%, respectively – and will therefore advance to the runoff election on May 7. For those who wanted to see as little impact on capital markets as possible, a Macron–Le Pen matchup is as close to a “best-case scenario” as possible. (The “worst-case scenario” for the continuation of the EU was a matchup between Le Pen and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but both anti-EU.)

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