Opinion Editorial

Row houses in London, Ontario. (CRAIG GLOVER, The London Free Press)

Adding taxes won't solve housing crisis

Politicians think the answer to everything is a tax. That's why they're talking about imposing everything from a foreign buyers' tax, to a speculators' tax, to a tax on vacant real estate to "solve" Toronto's housing crisis.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured during a tour of the 3M plant in London, Ont., on April 5, 2017. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network)

Sunny ways turn to secrecy and control

Justin Trudeau gave voters the impression he was turning a page on what he portrayed as the dark and secretive ways of the former Conservative government. Sunny ways was all the rage. But Prime Minister Trudeau has not delivered.