Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: A safe, affordable place to call home for all!

On January 30, 2020, I rose to make the following statement:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, for many Canadians, having a home people can afford that fits their needs is becoming harder and harder. For some, it is impossible. There is a problem all across the country.

Yesterday, Ottawa declared a housing and homelessness emergency. Women's shelters are having to turn away victims of domestic violence. We see people sleeping in tents out of desperation. In Vancouver East, we have had a tent city at Oppenheimer Park for more than a year.

There is no recognition of the overwhelming homeless population in urban, rural and northern indigenous communities.

For the Liberals, when something is urgent for their corporate friends, they will go to any lengths to make it happen. However, for Canadians who need a place to live, they have to wait.

Enough is enough. We need to see a substantive increase in funding for the national housing strategy and a dedicated program led by indigenous peoples for indigenous peoples."

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