Context : Presenting Petitions
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Madam Speaker, I thank all members for their courtesy. It has been an interesting time for presenting petitions.
I am tabling a petition signed by dozens of residents of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia who add their names to hundreds of others who have already tabled their names in the House of Commons.
The petitioners are concerned about the mini budget that was presented by the finance minister last November, giving $14 billion in Christmas gifts to the corporate sector.
The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to allocate money now for affordable housing to address the housing crisis aggravated by the heat wave linked to climate change, instead of giving billions of dollars to the corporate sector through tax breaks, and immediately accelerate funding for affordable housing and announce an emergency housing plan right across the country to ensure that all Canadians have a safe and affordable place to call home.