Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to our presenters this morning.
I'd like to start with Marie-Christine and Linda on housing and how important affordable housing is to breaking the cycle of poverty.
In budget 2016 our government did come forth with extra monies—hundreds of millions of dollars was made available for affordable housing. There was an announcement in my riding of Saint John—Rothesay of an additional $60 million investment in affordable housing for the province of New Brunswick. I think it was a very positive step.
There's no doubt that a national housing strategy is needed to help communities right across the country with poverty reduction. How would you see a national housing strategy roll out? What would it look like, coming from our government?