Mr. Jay Hill (Prince George—Peace River, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure for me to rise today and present another petition on an issue that I have been raising repeatedly. In fact, I think this is the 15th time since the House started sitting this fall that I have raised this issue on behalf of petitioners.
These petitioners from Uxbridge, Ontario, wish to draw to the attention of the House that the Canadian Forces Housing Agency does provide on-base housing for our military families; however, many of those homes are substandard to acceptable living conditions, that the Canadian Forces families are experiencing in some cases dramatic increases in their rent charges.
These petitioners from Uxbridge call upon Parliament to immediately suspend any future rent increases for accommodations provided by the Canadian Forces Housing Agency until such time as the Government of Canada makes substantive improvements to the living conditions of housing provided for our military families.
I am pleased that the President of the Treasury Board is reviewing this unfair policy and truly hope that our on-base military families will enjoy reduced rent as a Christmas present.