Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):
Mr. Speaker, in quoting the statistics the Minister does not seem to recognize that in each of the years about which he is speaking we ran at least 40,000 housing units behind our need. With 12,000 people in Toronto in need of housing of a social nature, with
3,000 senior citizens in Toronto unable to find senior citizens' accommodation, and with thousands of others in almost every municipality from coast to coast unable to find housing at an affordable price, how can we afford to take 2,500 to 3,500 units away from the social housing allocation this year, knowing full well that we will not be able to meet either the immediate need or the projected requirements?
Subtopic: PLIGHT OF SENIOR CITIZENS