February 25, 2024

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Housing crisis: We also need to talk about immigration

Housing crisis: We also need to talk about immigration

On the horizon of 1R In July, the housing crisis is again at the center of the news.

For the middle class, access to property will be more complicated, unless we accept further exile from the core centers.

In other words, access to property, central to middle-class identity, becomes an inaccessible fantasy.

For tenants, the situation is complicated. Affordable housing is becoming more and more difficult to come by.


Several factors explain this crisis. It is also necessary to find an elusive balance between the right of the owner and the right of the tenants.

But we cannot talk about it without mentioning one of these factors, often left aside, and it is impolite to mention it, as if it simply does not respect the right.

I’m obviously talking about mass immigration that will completely change the real estate market.

There is a mathematical consequence here: if the population increases without available properties or if rents increase at the same rate, the pressure on the real estate market will be increasingly strong.

This is not limited to the greater Montreal area.

All major cities are experiencing the same phenomenon.


The result of this trend: the natives are generally expelled from the metropolises, now reserved for the most prosperous social class, who have the means to live there, and, as a result of immigration, those who occupy service occupations and assemblers. In ethnic communities there.

We must be blind to the enormous socio-political problems that cause this situation.

But we are led by the blind. For a long time.