Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)
WHEREAS federal leadership is required to address a comprehensive and nationwide housing strategy;
WHEREAS Canada is the only G8 country not to have a National Housing Strategy;
WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada along with housing advocates and numerous organizations across Canada have long requested action on this issue;
WHEREAS the social and economic costs of not having safe, adequate, and affordable housing have been well documented;
WHEREAS affordable housing was an important part of the 2015 Liberal election platform (Fairness for the Middle Class) and there is a clear need for a National Housing Strategy to solve the shortages of subsidized, affordable, and emergency housing;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the federal government to prioritize the development of a comprehensive National Housing Strategy;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cost of developing a National Housing Strategy be covered by the promised social infrastructure funding.