Housing Crisis: How Do Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam Applicants Tend to Solve It?

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Each week before September 20, we’ll ask local applicants a question on a key topic or issue relevant to the Tri-City area and / or local residents.

On September 20, local residents will vote for a Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam constituency MP for the 2021 federal election.

Each week before Decision Day, the Tri-City News will publish answers to topical questions from those vying for a seat in the House of Commons.

The candidates’ responses are listed in alphabetical order.

QUESTION:

  • Canada is facing an affordable housing crisis and all federal parties have a solution. Why is your party plan better?

ANSWERS:

Katerina Anastasiadis Conservative

  • The Conservatives’ stimulus package for Canada aims to build one million homes in three years. In addition to banning foreign ownership, we will make home buying more affordable for families in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. In addition, our introduction of seven to ten year mortgages and the setting of stress tests will help stabilize the market, end discriminatory practices and make home ownership a reality for young Canadians.

Kimberly Brundell People’s Party of Canada

  • As of this post (September 16), Brundell has yet to answer our question. We will update this article as more information becomes available.

Laura Dupont NPD

  • Jagmeet Singh and the NDP will work with communities and nonprofit developers to build 500,000 affordable housing units, because building more expensive market housing units will not solve the housing crisis. We will drop the federal GST / HST on affordable rental construction, while introducing a tax on foreign buyers to combat rampant real estate speculation.

Ron McKinnon Liberal

  • The Liberals have the best plan to increase housing affordability and are the only party with a plan to end chronic homelessness. A re-elected Liberal government will build or repair 1.4 million homes in four years, nearly seven times the NDP target. We are launching a new option to buy rental program, creating the Tax Free Home First Savings Account, introducing the Home Buyer’s Bill of Rights and doubling the tax credit for the purchase of a first home.


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