Posted by Nick Falvo under aboriginal peoples, Alberta, Conservative government, federal budget, fiscal federalism, homeless, housing, Indigenous people, poverty, Role of government, social policy.
September 8th, 2016
Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post about Canada’s National Housing Strategy consultations. The link to the blog post is here.
Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-In Canada, public social spending as a percentage of our GDP is well below the OECD average.
-The amount of housing stock in Canada considered to be “social housing” is also well below the OECD average.
-The history of Canadian housing policy suggests that, when the federal government leads new construction, provinces and territories follow with funding of their own.