Ongoing cost of living crisis should trigger another housing benefit payment: Singh

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government needs to issue another $500 benefit payment for low-income families struggling to keep a roof over their heads, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday. Singh was in Sooke, B.C. on a cross-country summer tour where the national housing crisis and ongoing anxiety about the cost of living is taking centre stage. In an interview, he said the federal Liberals have done an “abysmal” job dealing with the housing crisis and he intends to make the upcoming fall sitting of Parliament all about getting more housing built. “They’re a failure,” he said bluntly of the Liberals. He said the NDP have a long list of policies they want the government to implement, but chief among them is a second top-up to…

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