Member of Parliament Niki Ashton says Canadians are finding it difficult if not impossible to find decent affordable housing and in our region there can be no doubt there is a housing crisis in First Nations communities. She says waiting lists for housing are growing worse and there are more houses in poor condition.
Ashton explains the NDP caucus has released the first part of a plan to build half a million affordable housing units over the next decade adding instead of giving billions in corporate tax giveaways and spending billions more on a pipeline it can go into building these housing units. She says it starts with addressing the housing crisis in indigenous communities and they can also help first time home buyers with closing costs by doubling the Home Buyers tax credit. She concludes everyone in Canada should have a safe and affordable place to call home.