Mrs. Lynne Yelich (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the member concerning affordable housing and homelessness.
Is she aware of the $270 million investment in our homelessness partnering strategy to help those in vulnerable communities that have more poverty?
I also want to know if she is familiar with the housing trust, which is a $1.4 billion investment?
This government, working with the provinces, has invested over $1 billion in affordable housing. The member's province will benefit from all these programs.
To suggest that we are not meeting our commitments on affordable housing is misrepresenting our government. We have done exactly that. Annual funding for affordable housing and homelessness has never been higher than it is now.
The member might check her facts to get a better understanding of how much this government has done for those who are homeless and those who are looking for affordable housing.
Subtopic: Budget Implementation Act, 2008