NDP: Everyone should be able to live in affordable, quality housing

Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski

CRANBROOK – On Monday, the NDP called on Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to combat the housing crisis and bring relief to the people in the riding of Kootenay—Columbia and to Canadians across the country. New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to take action in the next federal budget.

“Adequate, affordable housing should be a right. But for too many families, this kind of housing is increasingly out of reach thanks to skyrocketing rents, demo-victions and ballooning home prices,” said NDP MP Wayne Stetski (Kootenay–Columbia). “After decades of cuts, and three years of Liberal government inaction, people are struggling to make ends meet and spending more and more of their income meeting basic shelter needs.”

New Democrats believe that Canada is facing a housing crisis, and it’s time to bring forward solutions people need now. The NDP is calling on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to take simple, impactful actions to kick-start the help that so many families need — like investing in half a million units of quality, affordable housing within a decade, giving low-income renters help now with a rental subsidy in the next budget and helping first-time homebuyers with closing costs by doubling the Home Buyer’s tax credit.

“The Liberal government has neglected the housing crisis in Canada for too long, turning their backs on families that are struggling to stay housed in the communities where they want to live and work,” added Stetski. “They’re telling Canadian families that are hurting that they are just going to have to wait. These three simple measures, combined with our previous proposals to ensure that investments in affordable, co-op and social housing flow immediately, will bring some immediate relief to struggling Canadians.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

New tee pads installed at Wycliffe Disc Golf Course, new course built near Radium

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the East Kootenay Disc Golf Club… Continue reading

Kimberley paramedics share experiences working during COVID

Paramedics are among those workers who were unable to work from home… Continue reading

Ktunaxa elder leaves legacy of courage, resilience and mentorship

Herman Alpine helped Ktunaxa move on from Residential School era, was key in revitalization of language

Work set to begin on passing lane near Jaffray

The province says work will soon begin on a westbound passing lane… Continue reading

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

How much do you know about our country?

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with ‘ghost’ fishing gear in B.C. waters

Ghost gear accounts for up to 70 per cent of all macro-plastics in the ocean by weight

Almost 99% less land in B.C. burned this year compared to 2018

2018 was the worst year on record for wildfires

B.C. orders Coastal GasLink to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands

The 670-kilometre pipeline is planned to transport natural gas from northeast B.C. to Kitimat

B.C. tent camps persist as hotels, housing bought for homeless

Current estimate 40 camps, homeless counts stalled by COVID-19

Most Read