Liberals Should be Evicted for Phony Housing Promises


 

Liberals Should be Evicted for Phony Housing Promises

Canadians Need Homes, Not Camping Trips

 

Sep. 27, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

NDP said that Justin Trudeau likes to talk about housing. But the Parliamentary Budget Officer recently revealed that Justin Trudeau’s housing plan spends less as a percentage of GDP than the ten previous years under Stephen Harper.

 

The Liberals didn’t mention “rent” once in their 2015 platform, and haven’t done anything to help renters during their four years in government.  Nearly one in five Canadians spends more than 50% of their income on rent and utilities.

 

NDP says that as Justin Trudeau paddles around the Laurentians telling people to go camping, some Canadians are already living in tents because they can’t find a place to live.

Like Campbell River mom Betty Nicolaye and her family, who have been living in a van and tent for 5 months because they can’t find affordable housing.

 

While Trudeau’s “massive blind spot” of privilege may prevent him from seeing families like Betty’s, nearly one in five Canadian families are paying 50% of their income on rent and utilities.

For the millions of Canadians who are less than $200 away from insolvency, the Liberal offer of a government subsidized camping trip is cold comfort.

“People don’t need camping trips to the Laurentians. They need help with the cost of housing.”

 

Jagmeet Singh announced on September 26 that his New Deal for People will provide direct and immediate help of up to $5,000 per year for up to 500,000 families who are struggling to afford their rent.

 

The NDP’s rental benefit will be targeted at families who are paying more than 30 per cent of their pre-tax income on housing, as immediate help to make ends meet.

Trudeau has told renters to wait for help, while spending 4.5 billion taxpayer dollars on a pipeline and refusing to take on the money laundering and speculation that has driven up housing prices in B.C.

 

edited by Global Korean Post

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