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View Christine Moore Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I will ask only one question, and then I will yield the floor to Mr. Rankin.
As we know, many homes have never been tested for radon, although a number of them are at risk. Could it be appropriate for CMHC, when processing a file for a home purchase, to require that the new buyer test for radon? That way someone buying a new home would know whether it contains radon or not and whether they have to make improvements to remedy the problem.
View Isabelle Morin Profile
NDP (QC)
Since we only have five minutes, my questions will be short.
Ms. Schroeder, I am very interested in the mental health of seniors. The numbers you gave us are very troubling. Many seniors tell me about the obstacles they are facing. You talked at length about shame, which we often hear about. It is not always easy for children to realize that their parents have mental health problems. They wonder how to meet with responders and how to help their parents.
Your approach is much more centred on cooperation. You mentioned a few practical examples. If you know of any model initiatives on awareness, prevention and reducing the stigma, could you tell us about them? What could we do? What are the model initiatives? What is the role of the Mental Health Commission of Canada in sharing these initiatives?
You also talked about housing, which I think is very important. I sometimes receive people at my office who tell me that they have trouble finding housing. This is a challenge first, because they are seniors and, second, because they have mental health problems. It is very difficult for them to find housing. Do you have solutions to suggest to us?
View Isabelle Morin Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Beaulieu, you talked a lot about housing, which I found very interesting. Could you tell us more about the importance of housing for someone with mental health problems? You also talked about older people living with those kinds of problems.
Can you tell us about the significance of those problems in terms of age? How does someone with mental health problems benefit from living in an apartment instead of in a centre where all those services are provided?
View Isabelle Morin Profile
NDP (QC)
How many people who live in the housing you provide go on to live somewhere else without any assistance? Approximately how much time do they spend in your housing?
View Isabelle Morin Profile
NDP (QC)
Does the approach change depending on whether the individual is a young adult or an older person?
View Jonathan Genest-Jourdain Profile
NDP (QC)
Good morning, gentlemen.
The document drafted by the Library of Parliament to prepare us for your testimonies this morning mentioned the First Nations market housing fund, which is overseen by nine trustees. When constituents who are members of a First Nation visit my office in Uashat and tell me that the funds, which are supposed to be managed by the band council and used for housing, have been used for other purposes, I often suggest the following solution: create a trust. I would like to hear what you could tell us about the advantages or specifics of managing a housing-related trust.
View Jonathan Genest-Jourdain Profile
NDP (QC)
The question is for anyone who is in charge of or has information about housing-related trusts.
View Jonathan Genest-Jourdain Profile
NDP (QC)
To come back to the First Nations market housing fund, I know that the First Nations' proven ability to manage its finances, loans and housing is assessed.
What tests would make it possible to assess how a band is managing its housing-related finances and loans? How could we determine whether a First Nation is managing its finances, loans and housing adequately?
View Guy Caron Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you kindly, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Governor and Deputy Governor Ms. Wilkins.
I want to get back to the housing market. You've said that you are expecting a soft landing in the housing market. Back in December, you said that you estimated the overvaluation in the housing market to be in the order of 10% to 30%. There have been many estimates coming from other banks. I know that the Deutsche Bank reported that it was about 35% relative to income. The Economist said in January that it was at about 25%.
When we talk about a soft landing, it means that the overvaluation can actually be deflated slowly, to the point where we can actually have a more normal market. On the other side, the Bank of America said that Canada seems to be experiencing something like “a classic bubble”.
The question really is, if we have to have a soft landing, we really need to be outside of the bubble mode, don't we, in the sense that the bubble can actually explode if it's really something more...?
It's more of a situation where the bubble can deflate more slowly. Is your view more or less optimistic than the private sector's?
View Mylène Freeman Profile
NDP (QC)
Do bills like S-2 make a difference when the funding for housing needs doesn't follow, and where communities have not been able to settle their land claims, and therefore, do not have the physical space they need.
Does it make a difference in that case, or is it just a piece of the puzzle?
View Mylène Freeman Profile
NDP (QC)
Sitting down and treating the communities seriously and having the funding following, how important is that in making sure that we address violence against women?
View Mylène Freeman Profile
NDP (QC)
You have been very clear that you feel empowerment is a key to gender equality. Do you have specific recommendations around what the federal government could do to empower women, putting a gender lens on the budget and things like that?
View Jacques Gourde Profile
CPC (QC)
Is housing developing in step with the jobs? Is it hard to find somewhere to live?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I thank all of you for being here with us today.
In light of everything that has been said in the media these days about the problems related to employment insurance and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, seven minutes to put questions to you is not enough. I would like to ask you for precise, concise answers, real answers. I will be sharing my time with Ms. Charlton.
My question concerns housing. In fact, it is about the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the HPS. We are very pleased that this program has been renewed for five years. However, its budgets were reduced and were never indexed, which is a problem.
The new Housing First program direction is another aspect which we find worrisome. The groups concerned share that concern. There are no details about it.
Will these stakeholders continue to be funded? Will everything that is related to prevention continue to be funded? We have no details on that and we would like to have more. When will these details be published? How will the groups concerned be affected? If it takes some time for these details to be published, what will happen to calls for tender in the meantime? Will agreements that exist at this time be renewed while waiting for the new guidelines to be made public?
Could you give me a brief answer, please?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for being here today.
Everyone knows there is a clear link between mental health and homelessness. That is obvious. The HPS, or the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, is the federal program aimed at combatting homelessness. In its last budget, the federal government made an excellent decision and renewed the program, but it adopted a new approach, known as Housing First. There is no doubt as to the importance of housing for those who are homeless.
What worries me a bit, however, is the fact that nowhere does the budget indicate whether the funding will be strictly limited to housing projects. There is no indication whether currently funded projects that are tied to housing but to other areas as well, such as mental health, will continue to receive support. I would like you to speak to the importance of continued HPS funding for projects that address housing and homelessness in addition to helping those who suffer from mental illnesses.
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