In Toronto, it's like 10 measures they put in. One of the brokers on RFD was right, most of the measures are tax grabs/ compliance measures and they want property owners to pay income tax on rentals or pay vacancy taxes and not be able to skip on both.
I almost threw up laughing when I saw from a news article title / body this week (didn't bother reading it) that David Rosenberg is calling the government to raise interest rates. It's kinda obvious that the government should target the hotspots and not kill the whole economy by raising rates. Not sure what Gluskin Sheff & Associates see in this guy but I don't believe a thing he says. It's almost complete rubbish.
And when landlords on RFD complain about rent control and how that can affect their cash flow positive-ness (they are still getting subsidized mortgage because of the rental income), I think they should just re-assess their situation if they can use their capital elsewhere (i.e. sell) and make better returns elsewhere. If not, I doubt complaining on RFD will help at all.