Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced details of the National Housing Strategy in Lawrence Heights, the site of Toronto Community Housing redevelopment in North York, on Nov. 22. But the key pillars of the strategy treat only the symptoms of the crisis rather than its causes, Brian Doucet writes. Photo: Rick Madonik/Star
Brian Doucet, Toronto Star, December 3, 2017
As Canada reviews its current housing crisis, it will be necessary for us to go back to the basics. We need to answer the question of what housing is supposed to achieve and whether as a nation we place priority on it as a home, or as a source of wealth and speculative investment.