The Prime Minister will tackle housing affordability in Metro Vancouver’s insane real estate market as he acknowledges his government has a role to play in finding a solution.
Justin Trudeau will hold a roundtable tomorrow with what he called experts to take a hard look at housing affordability in the region.
“Folks who are working together to ensure that we make sure that people can afford to buy homes that we address this housing crisis in a way that will involve all three orders of government.”
Trudeau didn’t mince words describing the situation.
“This is a very significant crisis. We know that we need to take measures so that the affordability of homes is accessible for more Canadians who increasingly look at markets like here in the lower mainland and in Toronto as significant barriers to achieving their dreams and successes.”
While he isn’t providing specifics on a solution Trudeau did say what ever action is taken it will involve all three levels of government.
This comes as Vancouver red hot housing market continues to sizzle and the Bank of Canada issued a blunt warning about the unsustainable prices and the potential for a downturn.
With reports ISIS has a “kill list” with about 150 Canadians on it the Prime Minister says police and security agencies are working to keep people safe.
Justin Trudeau says the “so called” Islamic State is a threat and that is why Canada is what he called a significant player in the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.
“And why we are working so robustly on one of the fundamental responsibilities of any government, which is to keep its citizens safe. I can assure you that our security agencies and police forces are very much active on a broad range of files to ensure the safety of Canadians but I won’t make specific comments on particular issues or allegations.”
Global News is reporting most of the Canadians on the kill list are women.
The Middle East Media Research Institute says the list was created by a pro-ISIS hacking group called the Caliphate Cyber Army.