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Why Trudeau's national housing strategy falls short

David DesBaillets on what a radical housing strategy would look like in Canada

On this episode of Unpacking the News, David DesBaillets suggests that the federal government’s new housing plan falls short of providing adequate policy proposals for Canada's ongoing housing crisis and, unless Justin Trudeau can get the provinces to go along with the initiative, the Liberal Party's much-anticipated National Housing Strategy is unlikely to be implemented.

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DesBaillets, of l’Université du Québec a Montréal, joins host André Goulet to discuss the gendered facet of the housing crisis, why Indigenous communities should be skeptical of the proposed initiative, and what a radical national housing strategy would look like in Canada.

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Listen to "Policy Watch: Is the National Housing Strategy Purely Aspirational?" on Spreaker.

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