Last week CMHC eliminated some more mortgage insurance offerings. Effective July 31, for example, it will no longer insure amortizations over 25-years or $1 million+ properties with low-ratio transactional insurance. (More details here)
Canada’s largest insurer says this was a business decision. But most business decisions maximize profit and/or significantly reduce risk. These changes don’t necessarily do that, making it appear more like a political decision.