Housing

Opposition Housing Outrage is Perplexing

By Jason Alward / December 22, 2020 /

On December 8, the outrage in the legislature by the official opposition over the missing $9 million unspent dollars on social housing made for some great theatre and political hay. During that sitting, the opposition protested the King government for failing to spend $9.4 million of last year’s allocation towards social housing, in exchange for…

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A Path for Emerging out of the COVID-19 Shutdown

By Joe Byrne / April 16, 2020 / Comments Off on A Path for Emerging out of the COVID-19 Shutdown

There are many aspects to the beginning of how we emerge from COVID-19. My focus today is on health (briefly) and the economy. Our health professionals, support workers and media personnel have done a terrific job of creating the protocols and getting the message out on social distancing, hand-washing, self-isolating and quarantining.  Our transmission rates…

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The Debts and Bills of Covid-19: Rent, Mortgages, Utilities and Loans

By Joe Byrne / April 2, 2020 / Comments Off on The Debts and Bills of Covid-19: Rent, Mortgages, Utilities and Loans

Here we are on the first of the month. Rent is due in the midst of this crisis, utilities will follow. Some relief measures have been put in place but there is more that should be done. The provincial government announcement suspending evictions for April and May is a good start. If housing is a…

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