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View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
I'm good to go.
As a very quick reassurance, Mr. Taylor, the minister and the head of CMHC have both rejected the idea and communicated that to your organization. The line of questioning we just heard, while interesting, is not applicable to any policy decision the government is going to make.
Mr. Taylor, we've communicated that we're not pursuing that idea under any circumstance. That's been communicated to you.
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
Thanks very much.
Ms. McGee, I have a couple of questions on Reaching Home.
We have been asked by some of the opposition parties to end Reaching Home and to send the dollars straight to provincial capitals and not to front-line services, particularly in B.C., by the member for Vancouver East, Ms. Kwan. What would the impact of that be on some of the prairie provinces—Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta—where support for homeless services, in particular harm reduction, has been very slow to meet the front-line needs of a COVID response?
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
In terms of the $19-billion restart fund that we just delivered to the provinces and territories, how much of that have you received so far?
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
That's out of the restart program that we just recently shipped to.... It's federal money that's being distributed by the province to your organization.
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
That's the risk of funding the provinces and asking them to do federal work. Sometimes the provinces have different priorities, and therefore the money wouldn't get to the front lines. And it hasn't.
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
In terms of the acquisition of assets to support distancing people, quarantining people and providing health services, how many sites has your organization helped secure during COVID to provide more stable housing for individuals who are in precarious situations?
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
I have one last quick question. In terms of the CERB or basic income delivered by the federal government, and in terms of housing supports for individuals, do the supports work better when the assets are owned? That would drive down the cost of delivering those programs. Would you recommend that we support the acquisition of sites as we build out supportive housing networks across the country to deal with both COVID and homelessness going forward?
View Adam Vaughan Profile
Lib. (ON)
To be clear here, basic income works, but it works better when there's affordable housing attached to it. In other words, if there's a system to tie it to, then basic income goes further, works harder and provides more support for people.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
I'm going to move over to Ms. McGee.
Ms. McGee, we know that in 2016 and 2018, point-in-time counts were done, and looking at those gives us an idea of what homelessness looks like. In 2020, of course, it's been postponed.
What kind of impact will that have on data collection, and what will we be able to do so that we have that coordinated response that you speak of?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Okay. That's great to know.
When you're looking at first-time homelessness, I know that for many people who are unfortunately finding themselves without a home, it is for the first time and it is due to the pandemic. What does that look like, and are there any factors we should be looking at? Are there financial needs because of the pandemic, or is it something to do with a variety of addictions and other things that are occurring? What would you say is one of the biggest causes during this pandemic for increased first-time homelessness for people?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Okay. I'm going to switch over very quickly to Paul Taylor.
Right now, what are you seeing on the trends when it comes to the first-time homebuyers getting into the market during this pandemic?
View Kate Young Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Kate Young Profile
2020-08-17 15:59
Thank you very much, Chair, and I apologize for that. I actually lost connection for a good 10 minutes, so I apologize if I'm repeating anything that's already been asked.
Ms. McGee, you mentioned that you have established new partnerships because of COVID-19. You mentioned hotels, and here in London our city has been using a hotel. I wonder about the sustainability of that model. As you said, something is going to have to give. What will happen to those 600 people in Edmonton who are being housed in hotels right now?
View Kate Young Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Kate Young Profile
2020-08-17 16:01
Thank you.
Indigenous homelessness has been an issue that we've grappled with in London, and I was pleased to support a motion by MP Gazan to actually study indigenous homelessness. It's been put on hold because of COVID, but of course the problem is that much worse. I just wonder if you could comment on how COVID has changed the dynamics, if at all, for indigenous homelessness.
View Kate Young Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Kate Young Profile
2020-08-17 16:03
I also want to pick up on something that MP Vaughan was talking about, which was money flowing from the province and maybe some of the concerns there. Certainly in some provinces, they're not getting the funds necessary within the right time frame.
Is building new housing the answer to this? Is that really the bottom line of what we need to do?
View Kate Young Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Kate Young Profile
2020-08-17 16:04
Thank you very much.
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