Parliament Video: Affordability criteria in the largest part of Liberals’ housing strategy still out of reach for many

On April 29, 2021, MP Jenny Kwan questioned the Minister in Question Period:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, the PBO and housing policy experts like Steve Pomeroy have repeatedly criticized the affordability criteria in the largest part of the Liberals' housing strategy. For instance, they announced a project in Ottawa providing 65 units at only 21% of median income. This makes the housing sound affordable, but in reality, it is $1,900 a month, nearly 50% higher than Ottawa's average market rent.

The Liberals do not seem to have any idea what is affordable to everyday Canadians. Why is the government more concerned about programs that sound good than delivering truly affordable housing to Canadians?"

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