The Wellesley Institute is optimistic that a recent change in federal government could bring more affordable housing in Canada. Greg Suttor of the Wellesley Institute, a self-described “Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute,” expressed his views about the National Housing Strategy in a Nov. 2 article.
Suttor notes that the successful implementation of such a strategy will need to rest on three key themes.
First, sufficient political momentum must be gathered to ensure housing remains a priority in view of competing financial challenges from other infrastructure sectors. In addition, the political momentum must be able to withstand and navigate complex federal-provincial relations. Second, a housing strategy must clearly set out principles that will guide government decisions. Third, and most importantly, the Strategy must name specific housing priorities and how these priorities link to funding. The Strategy must build a link between priorities, new infrastructure spending, and existing housing programs.
Housing is one of the core platforms of CMHA Ontario.
For more details, read Suttor’s article.