Ottawa, ON – Matt Jeneroux, Conservative Shadow Minister for Housing, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Alain Rayes, Conservative Shadow Minister for Official Languages and Quebec Lieutenant, issued a statement following the Liberal government voting against a motion to tackle the housing crisis in Canada:

“Yesterday, Canada’s Conservatives brought forward real and actionable solutions to address the housing affordability crisis in Canada. Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government blocked our motion, signaling to Canadians that the Liberal government does not view the housing affordability crisis as a priority. 

“Canadians are worried about housing, job security, and what the rising cost of living will mean for their children. Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast are being priced out of their daily lives in Justin Trudeau’s economy, and too many Canadians will never be able to afford a home.

“Just yesterday, a survey said that half of Canadians under 30 have given up on this very dream. To add insult to injury, real estate prices are expected to surge another 9.2 per cent next year, ahead of a widely anticipated interest rate increase.

“Canada’s Conservatives will be the voice for the millions of Canadians left behind in Justin Trudeau’s economy. Whether you’re already a homeowner, or a renter hoping to become one, Conservatives will fight to protect your home and future.”

The Conservative Opposition Day Motion can be found here.