STATEMENT: Conservatives Launch Housing Task Force

March 28, 2022


Ottawa, ON – Matt Jeneroux, Conservative Shadow Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Dan Albas, Conservative Associate Shadow Minister of Finance and Housing Inflation, and Luc Berthold, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and Québec Political Lieutenant, today released the following statement on the launch of the Conservative Party’s Housing Task Force:

“Today, Conservatives are launching the Housing Task Force. Over the course of the coming weeks and months, our team will be hosting meetings from coast-to-coast-to-coast to hear from Canadians that are struggling to afford rent or an affordable place to live, builders, and labour groups, to find solutions to the housing crisis.

“Justin Trudeau has failed to address the housing affordability crisis. Since the Liberals formed government in 2015, the average price of a home has doubled, from $434,500 to $868,400. In the last year alone, prices have jumped a staggering 29.2 per cent. This is making the dream of homeownership unattainable for families and young people across Canada, and is driving the sky-high rent costs we are seeing in cities across the country.

“The Liberal government has had six years to fix the issue of housing affordability and have failed to develop a plan that works. Instead, they double-down on a failing system that favours foreign buyers over affordability for Canadians. As families and young people are being priced out of the market and abandoning the dream of home ownership, Canadians can’t afford more hollow promises and failed programs from Justin Trudeau.

“As the voice of those left behind by the NDP-Liberal government, Conservatives will continue to fight for families and young people across Canada who are struggling to afford rent and are giving up on homeownership. We’ll bring people together to find solutions to the housing crisis, and work tirelessly to bring common-sense solutions to the housing crisis.”