NEWS ~ New Democrats Support Housing Cooperatives


Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair visited housing cooperatives late last week to present the NDP’s affordable housing plan.

“Housing cooperatives play an important social and economic role in Canada,� said Mr. Mulcair. “Their strength lies in their diversity and resourcefulness. An NDP government will be a real partner by making stable, long term investments in social housing.�

The NDP Leader promised to renew operating agreements that are set to expire in the next few years. This investment will reach more than two billion dollars by 2020 to maintain current funding for housing cooperatives and social housing.

“The NDP has a proud history of making social housing a priority and backing that up with action,� added NDP House Leader Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster). “We will renew funding agreements that are about to expire and propose new investments to resolve Vancouver’s current housing crisis.�

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For more information, please contact: Mélanie Richer, Press Secretary, 613-296-0870 or [email protected]

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