September 17, 2015
NDP will bring federal leadership back to affordable housing
After decades of neglect by Liberals and Conservatives, Tom Mulcair will make affordable housing a federal government priority.
“The last time the Liberals were in power, they cancelled Canada's National Housing Strategy. It's also worth noting there are 35,000 homeless people in Canada right now,” said Mulcair during tonight’s leaders’ debate on the economy. “We would put more money in people’s pockets with quality, affordable child care and to the hundred thousand people that we would give a raise with a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour. Somebody who works full-time shouldn't be living in poverty.”
Tom Mulcair’s plan will build 10,000 affordable housing units and maintain and strengthen social housing. An NDP government will work with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to improve housing in remote areas.