REGINA, SASK. – The Big City Mayors Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released a statement saying the key to addressing inequality in communities is to create affordable housing.
The caucus was meeting in Regina during the FCM’s annual conference, which was held June 2-5.
“Big city mayors are focused on priorities that people care deeply about and solving the housing crisis is a priority,” the statement said.
“Ensuring that people have access to many types of affordable housing is an essential part of economic growth and is essential to Canada’s recovery. The mayors all agree: more needs to be done to solve the housing crisis.
Mayors said cities are doing their part to expand the supply of affordable housing, but it will take all orders of government working together to tackle the crisis.
The caucus was scheduled to meet with federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc to discuss further measures regarding housing affordability and economic recovery.
“The caucus discussions will also touch on an important part of the larger housing puzzle: how we can maximize new federal investments, like the Housing Acceleration Fund, to build affordable housing for Canadians faster,” adds the press release.