HANSARD: On National Housing Day, Jenny asked if the Liberal government treats housing like a stock market instead of necessity

House of Commons Debate
Oral Questions
November 22nd, 2022 / 3:10 p.m
Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, today is National Housing Day, and one in five Canadians cannot afford a safe place to call home. The Liberals are completely out of touch. They are building homes that families cannot afford and have done little to end homelessness. The cost of rent has soared all over the country. The average one bedroom in Toronto is now over $2,500, and in Vancouver it is $2,600. 

The Liberals opened the door for housing profiteering, displacing seniors, people with disabilities and low-income renters. Why are the Liberals treating housing like a stock market instead of a necessity?

Soraya Martinez Ferrada Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Housing)
Liberal, Hochelaga Québec

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. We share the same goal, which is to make affordable housing available to all Canadians across the country. That is actually the goal of the first and only national housing strategy. We will keep working to make affordable housing available to all Canadians.

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