Justin Trudeau National Housing Strategy

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Justin Trudeau National Housing Strategy


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Liberals detail $40B for 10-year national housing strategy, introduce Canada Housing Benefit; CBC News; November 22,2017:



"[This is a] new, innovative plan that re-establishes the role the federal government must play in housing," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in announcing the plan in Toronto.

"Housing rights are human rights, everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home."  

The ambitious plan promises to tackle everything from homelessness, the shortage of new housing units and repairs to existing units over the next decade, including:

  • Building 100,000 new affordable housing units.
  • Repairing 300,000 affordable housing units.
  • Cutting chronic homelessness by 50 per cent.
  • Protecting 385,000 households from losing an affordable home.
  • Providing 300,000 households with financial assistance through the Canada Housing Benefit.
  • Removing 530,000 households from housing need.

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I know I'm supposed to hate the Liberals but this initiative will cut homelessness in half. So clearly not enough but this is commendable and would never happen with the Conservatives.

I have to give them props,same with cannabis legalization. Provinces may not like it but too bad. And as soon as it's legal on a federal level,provinces must provide or there will be a black market without power to criminalize and incarcerate possession cases. I digress.

For the first time since the 60's we are progressing. Maybe not progressing as much as some of us wish but progression nonetheless.

The NDP is in a situation where they can't rip these iniatives apart. Time for the NDP to come up with improvements and run on that. They cannot join the Conservatives in opposing any of this.