CENTRAL NOVA REPORT BY PETER MACKAY
This week I was proud to announce a significant investment in affordable housing throughout Nova Scotia.
Together with the provincial government, the Government of Canada will invest $102 million over the next five years to help more individuals and families in need. This is part of a $1.25 billion national investment.
Since 2006, our government has invested more than $16.5 billion in housing across Canada – $550 million right here in Nova Scotia alone. Since 2011, under our previous investment, nearly 7,400 individuals and families have already been assisted across the province.
With this renewed investment, even more people are going to benefit and ultimately see an improvement in their quality of life. Specifically, this investment will reduce the number of low-income Canadians in need of housing, including families, seniors and persons with disabilities. It will also provide opportunities for apprentices and support the training of skilled labour in residential housing.
Stable and affordable housing brings about security and stability, and leads to new opportunities that help individuals and families reach their full potential.
This announcement is true testament to what can be accomplished when all levels of government work together for the good of Canadians.
Since first being elected in 2006, the primary objective of our Conservative government has been to assist families through creation of jobs and economic opportunities. Investments in housing are an important way to achieve these objectives.
Peter MacKay is MP for Central Nova and federal Justice Minister.