NDP forces study into rent gouging and corporate landlord greed « Canada’s NDP

October 19, 2022 at 4:00 am  Federal, Politics

NDP Housing Critic Jenny Kwan and NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo, issued the following statement:

“Canadian families, people living with a disability and seniors are struggling to find a home they can afford in their own communities.

This is why, on Monday, the NDP proposed a study to look into the financialization of housing that is making it impossible for people to afford their rent or save for a home. While disappointing, we were not surprised to see the Conservatives reject the NDP’s proposal to study the devastating impacts of the financialization of housing and investigate corporate ownership of single-family homes at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

While the proposal was adopted by all the other parties, the Conservatives showed they would rather leave the corporate greed in the housing market unchecked. They are clearly not on the side of Canadians who are doing everything right, but still struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

Decades of Liberal and Conservative governments have let corporate landlords off the hook for renovicting tenants and jacking up rent. And the current Leader of the Conservatives showed he isn’t interested in going after these corporate landlords who only care about lining their pockets—not making housing more affordable for struggling families.

While Liberals have to be pressured to act to help Canadians, the Conservatives refuse to help Canadians.

New Democrats are fighting for you and your family. We will continue to use our power to pressure the Liberals to deliver homes Canadians can afford.”

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