Hon. Jack Layton (Toronto—Danforth, NDP)
Mr. Speaker, the homelessness crisis is growing right across the country. In the Prime Minister's own hometown of Calgary the officials are telling us that the number of people sleeping in the streets is up by 238%. There have been three homeless deaths in that community. The crisis is spreading everywhere, even as far as places like Fort McMurray.
Every Canadian has the right to affordable shelter, but the Prime Minister, like the previous one, does not seem to care.
Why does he come up with billions of dollars for tax cuts for profitable corporations, but nothing for the homeless who need a roof over their heads?