October 23rd, 2023
Rachel Blaney pushes government on lack of affordable housing in riding
Ottawa, ON – Last Tuesday, NDP MP Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) pushed the Liberals and Conservatives on their lack of support for affordable housing in her riding and across Canada. During Question Period, Blaney raised the drastically increased population of unhoused people in her riding, asking the Liberals for more support for affordable homes.
“This is a catastrophe,” Blaney said in the House. “Yet the Liberals are leaving housing up to luxury condo developers who only care about profits. The Conservatives on council in Campbell River are taking away tax exemptions for non-profits who support those in need of a home.”
Blaney noted that Comox Valley has seen a 106% increase in the unhoused population in the past year, the largest increase on record in the area. In Campbell River, the unhoused population increased by 70% during the same period.
“People need support and affordable homes now,” Blaney said. “When are the Liberals going to step up and build the homes Canadians desperately need?”
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=681SngbCTYI