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YIMBY: A Plan to Build More Homes for Canadians

April 12th, 2022

OTTAWA – Conservative Leadership Candidate Scott Aitchison released his YIMBY Plan To Build More Homes for Canadians to solve Canada’s housing crisis that will increase housing supply across the country. Scott will provide federal leadership to get more homes built, and invest in affordable and social housing because every Canadian deserves a safe bed to sleep in.

Scott will bring federal leadership to the housing crisis, and work with provinces and municipalities with the urgent action this crisis requires. More spending announcements and little follow through will not solve this crisis, as Canadians have seen for the past seven years from the Trudeau government. 

Working together:

  1. We will end exclusionary zoning in big cities — we will work with cities to set clear rules for building new housing and tie funding to results.
  2. We will get shovels in the ground faster and expand our skilled trades.
  3. We will invest in affordable and social housing because EVERY Canadian deserves a safe bed to sleep in.
  4. We will crack down on money laundering — Canada’s housing market must NOT be a safe haven for the world’s dirty money.

“We got housing built when I was mayor in Huntsville with a common sense approach to planning,” said Scott Aitchison, Conservative Leadership Candidate. “We set clear rules and incentives for builders, and it’s the kind of leadership we need in Ottawa to solve the housing crisis.”

Scott’s YIMBY Plan To Build More Homes for Canadians is the action and leadership Canada needs to solve the complex housing crisis. “We will invest in affordable social housing across Canada. We will partner with home builders to fund new units, repair existing units, and clear the long waitlists for social housing. Everyone deserves a safe bed to sleep in,” said Scott.

This is a real plan and it is the right approach to end the housing crisis in Canada. It will enable every generation to realize their dream of home ownership, and make sure those who have fallen on hard times have a safe bed to sleep in and get the support they need to get back on their feet.


BACKGROUNDER

YIMBY: A Plan to Build More Homes for Canadians

YES TO MORE HOMES:: The federal government provides billions of dollars in funding to municipalities every year. Scott’s leadership will  tie that funding directly to requirements to build more housing. Working with big cities where the problem is the largest, we will end the divisive, repetitive, and highly political debates that stall new housing projects, by setting clear guidelines and expectations for what kind of housing should be allowed by right. With reforms adopted by municipalities or provinces, Canada will see a boom in new housing supply, and with it more federal government funding will flow for infrastructure in those communities to help our communities grow and end the housing crisis.

YES TO MORE BUILDERS: The federal government led by Scott will work with the provinces to expand training capacity to train more builders and recruit people to the skilled trades each year. We will also fix our immigration system to make sure skilled labourers can come to Canada to work and build more homes and welcome them to call Canada home in the process. 

YES TO A SAFE BED TO SLEEP IN: The federal government led by Scott is going to invest in more affordable and social housing across Canada. By partnering with home builders across the country, we can build more units, repair existing units, and end the long waitlists for social housing.

YES TO ENFORCING OUR LAWS: People from around the world want to call Canada home, and they should be welcomed with open arms — but we cannot be a place for the world’s criminals to stash their money.  For too long Canadians have had to pay higher prices because governments have been unable or unwilling to enforce our laws. Scott will  make sure law enforcement agencies across Canada have the tools they need to identify money laundering, create real penalties to tell the world dirty money is no longer welcome here, and root it out.

This is a real plan and it is the right approach to end the housing crisis in Canada. It will enable every generation to realize their dream of home ownership, and make sure those who have fallen on hard times have a safe bed to sleep in and get the support they need to get back on their feet.

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Add your name if you’re ready to say Yes In My Back Yard and get homes built for Canadians!