Mr. Speaker, a few steps away from here, 600 people are gathering for the first national conference on ending homelessness.
As we know, there are 200,000 homeless people in Canada every year. There is a slow-motion crisis going on, and it is definitely a national disaster, yet in the debates, in the throne speech, and in the action plan, there is hardly any investment for building affordable housing. Also, the end of the housing agreement in 2014 will mean that hundreds of thousands of people who now have affordable housing will lose that affordable housing.
Given the homelessness crisis that is facing Canada, what should Canada's response be and what should be in this budget document?