A recent CBC poll revealed that despite Canada’s strong economic growth, affordable housing remains a top-of-mind issue for the majority of voters. With the rising costs of basics such as food and gas, Canadians are reeling from the anxiety to afford life in general.
That anxiety includes, first and foremost, affordable housing. Poll respondents said that the lack of available rental units and inflated real estate prices excluded so many people from the market. Since the CBC News-commissioned poll noted that housing was the biggest single expense for most Canadians, federal parties have begun to roll out their platforms to address the affordability crisi