Mr. Speaker, that answer proves just how out of touch and asleep at the switch this government is.
It needs to get out of the way so municipalities can build affordable housing, just as Victoriaville, Saguenay and Trois-Rivières have done. The community organization Le Bercail has also had to close its shelter in a neighbouring riding because of the lack of housing and resources. As a result, this community is facing a surge in homelessness.
When will the government help our rural communities build affordable housing?