Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser, recently appointed to the housing file, is under scrutiny to provide solutions for unaffordable housing costs.
A month into his tenure, Fraser has also already been criticized for not being able to offer new solutions. He recently called out opposition leader Pierre Poilievre on Twitter, saying “Canadians need solutions, not slogans.”
While Fraser calls out Poilievre, his response isn’t comforting either. Canadians are growing increasingly frustrated with the country’s leadership – and it’s likely too late to be telling them that the solution is to listen to their needs.
Recent polls show yet waning approval ratings for Trudeau and the Liberals as Conservatives continue to rally support, particularly in Ontario.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation estimates a need for an additional 3.5 million affordable housing units by 2030 to restore housing affordability. During the cabinet retreat that concluded last week, Fraser floated the idea of capping the number of international students as a measure to reduce housing demand near post-secondary institutions.
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