Thank you very much.
Minister Duclos, as you know, this committee has studied poverty across Canada in recent months and has heard about the need for the Canadian government to return to the table to play a leadership role in housing. It's definitely something that we heard about when the committee visited my riding of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge earlier this year to learn from our experiences.
Investing in affordable housing is about making life better for Canadian families and helping them to succeed. For Canadian families, a safe, affordable home means building healthier lives, more opportunities for jobs, and helping our communities prosper. Could you please elaborate on the measures the government is taking in the field of housing and the fight against poverty? There are a lot of folks out there who hear the numbers—we hear the billions—but I don't know if they really understand how that applies to them.