increase affordable housing / reduce poverty
We have far too many people living in inadequate housing and often this is tied to poverty as well. I was a big supporter of the Basic Income Test Program that the province cancelled. In the long run if we can increase our prosperity, poverty and housing issues will be alleviated. But we cannot wait for the long run. We need to find new ways to encourage the building of more affordable housing. I do not have the magic bullet here but until our residents have adequate and affordable housing and until there are far less people needing the services of our food bank, and far less children living in poverty, we will not bring Niagara into the prosperity we all desire. My commitment is to make sure this issue is always at the top of the list and we roll up our sleeves and try to find solutions.