Toronto faces a serious housing crisis. Affordable options are disappearing and inequality is deepening.
I have campaigned all my adult life for more livable, affordable, and inclusive housing, working with allies across our city and country to demand smart investments in housing supply.
Through petitions, advocacy, and political action on the floor of Council, we forced the City to open up a thousand new shelter beds. At Social Planning Toronto, we forced Queen's Park to compel developers to build affordable units into new condos – called 'inclusionary zoning'.
Our bedrock principle is that quality housing improves our health and wellbeing and must be enshrined as a human right.
Yet our city is at a breaking point. The economic costs are human costs. Every four days someone in our city will die because they lack housing. Shelters are filled to capacity. It's time to push back hard.
The Federal Liberals have abandoned their promise to take immediate action on affordable housing. It's time they were called to account.
I am running to become your MP because I know we can find our way out of this crisis -- with leadership from Ottawa, and a pledge to build quality affordable housing in our community.