Canada's Flaherty does not fear crash landing for housing
OTTAWA Nov 22 (Reuters) - Canada's housing market appears to be cooling at a moderate pace rather than crashing, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Thursday in an interview with the Business News Network.
Asked whether he feared housing prices are falling too quickly, Flaherty said he did not. "I'm glad that it is moderating. That was our goal, to reduce demand, especially in the condo sector in Vancouver and Toronto and we've seen that," he said.
"It's a difficult market, it tends to boom and bust ... so we're hoping we can get a middle ground here that will be neither of the above."
- Pennsylvania newlyweds "just wanted to murder someone together:" police
- WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal
- North Korea frees U.S. Korean War veteran after seven weeks |
- Ice storm causes blackouts, delays in Texas, Arkansas
- Colorado baker discriminated by denying gay couple wedding cake: judge