As July 1 approaches

As July 1 approaches
As July 1 approaches

“According to data from IRIS (Institute for Socio-Economic Research and Information), from 2001 to 2021, the number of housing units that was built was equal to or greater than the number of growth in the number of households. And yet, the costs have soared.

“Despite that, we had a very, very significant increase in rents during this period. So, simply wanting to resolve the housing issue by increasing the overall supply of housing is really a bad solution. Roughly speaking, this is what we have been doing for around thirty years. We are relying more and more on the private market to meet housing needs, with the catastrophic results we are currently experiencing.”

In addition, Joel Arseneau, the MP for Îles-de-la-Madeleine and spokesperson for the Parti Québécois in housing, comes to present his party’s solutions on the subject.

Does he think that the CAQ took the necessary actions?

“Absolutely not and I think it’s important to say that. As yet another major crisis and numerous tragedies loom on the occasion of July 1. The measures that have been adopted, including some in Bill 31, are negative in relation to tenants. I am thinking of the transfer of lease, that does not solve the problem, obviously, of the housing crisis. And this is the reason why we say that this file, this project, must continue. Then, we propose a certain number of solutions to go further than what the government wanted to do.”

The PQ put eight on paper.

We listen to the main lines…

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