Federal budget must make housing more affordable, Canadian cities urge – National

The pinnacle of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities says the federal Liberals have to be bold about reducing the price of housing within the federal price range later this week.

Joanne Vanderheyden says the pandemic has proven how dire Canada’s housing wants are and delaying spending due to competing calls for for public spending will not be an choice.

She says the federal government can depend on current applications which have confirmed profitable in the course of the pandemic to spice up the availability of housing resembling the favored and profitable rapid-housing program.

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That program offers cities cash for fast building of modular houses or to purchase buildings that may be changed into inexpensive housing models.

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The Liberals promised a reboot of the favored program as a part of a political pact with the New Democrats made final month and NDP Chief Jagmeet Singh says he expects to see one thing within the price range to that finish.

Rising housing prices was a key challenge for all events over the past federal election and costs have continued to rise within the months since.

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