March 7, 1979 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)

NDP

Bob Rae

New Democratic Party

Mr. Bob Rae (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Finance I should like to address my question to the President of the Board of Economic Development Ministers.
Figures released by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation show that housing starts for February are down 45 per cent, from 11,761 last year to 6,413 this year. In view of these figures, can the minister explain to the House when he will introduce specific measures to prevent massive unemployment in the construction industry and to allow Canadians affordable housing?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   DROP IN HOUSING STARTS-EFFECT ON EMPLOYMENT AND COST OF HOMES
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