New Democrats say housing policy must address needs of lower income households

By Mickey Djuric THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Federal New Democrats spent Wednesday seeking guidance from Albertans, who the party said are on the front lines of Canada’s housing crisis, to help them form policies around addressing the needs of lower-income households. NDP members of Parliament met with local housing experts in Edmonton seeking solutions for how Ottawa can respond. The city declared a state of emergency earlier this month amid a higher rate of homelessness following the COVID-19 pandemic. “It reinforced something that we’ve really believed for a long time, that when it comes to where we’re at with housing, we didn’t get here by chance,” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said to The Canadian Press on Wednesday. “This is decades of neglect.” He said Liberal and Conservative housing policies favour…

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