Mr. Speaker, the unilateral cuts to social and co-operative housing that were applied in the last Conservative budgets had very severe repercussions.
In Quebec City and particularly in the lower town, housing needs are great. Today at least 1,200 households are on waiting lists to get low cost housing in the area and 600 more are looking for co-operative housing.
Quebec City wants the CMHC to be given enough funds to reactivate the Canada-Quebec agreement on social housing.
It is time for the Liberal government to act and the Minister of Finance should take these problems into account in his upcoming budget.