The Canadian government has the moral obligation to invest in affordable housing in its next budget, said NDP Housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet at the Annual Housing and Homelessness Conference in Halifax.
“With a growing number of homeless people and long delays in obtaining access to safe, adequate and affordable housing, the government must stop ignoring the problem,” said Boutin-Sweet who attended this important event as part of her Canada-wide tour on access to housing. “It’s the best way to help those most in need.”
Boutin-Sweet also called on the Conservatives to support the NDP's proposal for a National Housing Strategy to coordinate accessible housing efforts across the country.
“The community-centered and collaborative approach is at the heart of my work,” she said. “I look forward to discussing this issue. By working together, we will succeed in building a fairer society.”
While in Nova Scotia, Boutin-Sweet is also organising a public assembly on housing at the North Dartmouth Community Centre with Dartmouth – Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm on Friday afternoon and will visit Kentville Community College tomorrow.