Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: Amend Budget 2021 to include urban rural & Northern For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing strategy!

On Friday April 23, 2021, MP Jenny Kwan rose in the House to ask: Will the Prime Minister immediately amend the 2021 Budget to include an urban, rural, and Northern For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing strategy?

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Madam Speaker, a “for indigenous, by indigenous” urban, rural and northern housing strategy has been in the minister's mandate letter since 2019, yet in budget after the budget the Liberals fail to deliver. The minister's lame excuse is that they are studying it.

The chair of CHRA's indigenous housing caucus said that the absence of such a strategy in budget 2021 is a disgrace. The president and CEO of the CAEH, who is also the co-chair of the government's national housing council, called it the most glaring disappointment.

Will the Prime Minister immediately amend the budget to include an urban, rural and northern “for indigenous, by indigenous” housing strategy?"

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