Four Key Commitments

For all Canadians to be able to afford a good home, parties’ housing plans should include these four commitments, which together create a comprehensive framework for solving the problem:

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A guiding principle of Homes First


To help ensure all housing policy treats housing as a place to call home, not a way to get rich

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A National Housing Strategy Phase II


To serve ALL Canadians struggling to find a good home, including all 1.7 million Canadians currently in core housing need (the current NHS aims to help ~500,000 people)

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A goal to achieve that ☝️ (helping ALL Canadians afford a good home) by 2030


Which is already the goal of Canada’s arms-length national housing agency

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Commit to comprehensive — NOT partial — action


Because partial action like only focusing on supply or demand can make things worse

 

  • Action to strengthen the current NHS (social and community housing sector) 
  • Action to dial up the right supply
  • Action to dial down harmful demand
  • Action to address wealth inequalities created by housing (rebalance taxation)
  • Action to improve housing data
  • Action to protect people against a decline in prices

 


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When you submit the form, your email will automatically send to the federal candidates in your riding (based on your postal code) and to policy platform influencers Gen Squeeze has identified in each federal party, listed below.

Policy influencers:

Liberals

  • Justin Trudeau - Leader of Liberal Party
  • Hon. Ralph Goodale - Liberal platform committee co-chair
  • Mona Fortier - Liberal platform committee co-chair
  • Jean-Yves Duclos - Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development
  • Adam Vaughan (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development

Greens

  • Elizabeth May - Leader of Green Party

NDP

  • Jagmeet Singh - Leader of NDP
  • Alexandre Boulerice - Deputy Leader and Campaign Co-Chair
  • Sheri Benson - Deputy Leader; Critic for housing
  • Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet - Deputy Critic for housing
  • Brigitte Sansoucy - Critic for families, children and social development

Conservatives

  • Andrew Scheer - Leader Conservative Party of Canada
  • Lisa Raitt - Deputy Leader
  • Candice Bergen - House Leader
  • Chris Warkentin - Deputy House Leader
  • Karen Vecchio - Critic for Families, Children and Social Development
  • Matt Jeneroux - Critic for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs
  • Robert Kitchen - Deputy Youth
  • Alex Nuttall - Critic for Youth, Sports, and Persons with Disabilities

PPC

  • Maxime Bernier - Leader of PPC
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