There was a time when the country built affordable homes on a massive scale, unlike today when we rely largely on market forces to create housing, Shawn Micallef writes.
Shaun Micallef, Toronto Star, December 11, 2017
Two weeks ago the federal government launched their National Housing Strategy and the prime minister said housing is a human right. Long awaited in the GTA and cities across Canada experiencing an acute housing crisis, critics say it doesn’t go far enough and doesn’t build very much new affordable housing. While this new initiative might be a good first step, there was a time in the recent past when Canada boldly created new housing.