LIBERALS VOTE TO CONTINUE HOUSING CRISIS

Trudeau government votes against NDP Motion on housing

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February 5, 2019

LIBERALS VOTE TO CONTINUE HOUSING CRISIS

Trudeau government votes against NDP Motion on housing

THOMPSON – On Tuesday, NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski ) called out Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for voting against a plan that aimed to bring immediate relief to Canadians who are affected by the urgent housing crisis in the country, including Northern Manitoba. The NDP called on the Liberal government to adequately address Canada’s housing crisis by immediately investing funds needed in this year’s federal budget, but the Liberal government voted not to implement urgent measures.
 
“The shortage of housing on First Nations in Northern Manitoba is hurting people. And today,  instead of bringing immediate relief to these communities, Trudeau’s Liberals voted against solving the housing crisis,” said Ashton. “85% of First Nations in our North report mould. Mr. Trudeau calls the housing situation a crisis; but when it’s time for him to act with urgency, he fails to do so.”
 
The NDP’s motion called on Trudeau’s Liberal government to act with urgency and create 500,000 units of quality, affordable housing within ten years, and commit in Budget 2019 to completing 250,000 of those units within five years, but it was voted down by the Liberal government.
 
“Successive Conservative and Liberal governments have neglected the housing crisis in the North for far too long. If we take bold action right now, we can turn things around,” added Ashton. “The truth is, Liberals are quick to give billions in corporate tax giveaways and spend billions more on a pipeline. But what people in Northern Manitoba need right now is safe and affordable housing. They can’t wait any longer.”

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