HANSARD: Canada Needs At Least 2M Non-Profit Homes, Why the Liberals, Again, Putting Profits Over People Having An Affordable Home?

House of Commons Hansard #248 of the 44th Parliament, 1st Session
Oral Questions
November 7th, 2023 / 2:50 p.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are out of touch with Canadians struggling to find a home they can afford. They just handed over six parcels of federal land to wealthy developers, and only a small fraction of the homes built will be affordable. We are in a housing crisis. Rent is through the roof. Canadians are having to make impossible choices. Some end up living in cars or on the street.

Canada needs at least two million non-profit homes, so why are the Liberals, yet again, putting profits over people having an affordable home?

Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Mr. Speaker, I thank our colleague for raising the importance of investing in more housing. The good news is that we did that just this morning. This morning, with Canada Lands Company, we announced the construction of 28,000 additional new homes in the next five years, 20% of which, at least, will be affordable homes. That is five times the number of affordable homes we have constructed in the last 30 years. There is more to do, including with non-profit housing providers. We are going to do that.

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