MP REPORT: TIME FOR ACTION ON HOUSING CRISIS

There is a housing crisis in many communities in our region. 

It is time for action. 

This is the clear message I took to the House of Commons this past week. 

It is a message I heard repeatedly in my recent visits throughout the riding.

There is a shortage of housing. There is overcrowding in existing housing units. Many existing houses are in poor shape, often contaminated by mold.

It’s also increasingly clear that things are getting worse rather than better. Despite talk from the federal government, waiting lists are increasing year after year.

The time for talk is over. It is time for action.

I raised the issue in committee and in Question Period. I pointed out that there are many communities trying to make a difference. What is lacking is leadership from the federal government.

My message was clear. Our message was clear.

It is time to act to end the housing crisis.