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Housing sector announces national housing debate

September 26, 2019 - 9:15 am / News

The CAEH joins peers in the housing sector to host a special national debate focusing on housing and homelessness on October 6 in Ottawa that will also be broadcast on CPAC.


Five national associations have joined forces to organize a “National Housing Debate” taking place Sunday, October 6 from 6 – 7:30pm EST at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa.  The following participants have agreed to represent their respective political parties:

  • Liberal Party of Canada – Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament, Spadina-Fort York (Ontario)
  • Conservative Party of Canada – Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament, Carleton (Ontario)
  • New Democratic Party of Canada – Angella MacEwen, candidate, Ottawa West-Nepean (Ontario)
  • Bloc Quebecois – Geneviève Nadeau, candidate, Gatineau (Quebec)
  • Green Party of Canada – Angela Keller-Herzog, candidate, Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

The debate will be moderated by Canadian Press journalist Jordan Press, Toronto Star journalist Heather Scoffield and La Presse journalist Joel-Denis Bellevance. It will cover a wide range of issues related to housing and homelessness in Canada.  The Debate will feature a number of questions from the moderators, as well as several questions from a live audience.

The five organizations that teamed up to make this Debate happen are the the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, The Canadian Real Estate Association and Co-operative Housing Federation.

People in Ottawa can register for free and attend this Debate in person. Visit the event registration page by clicking here. The Debate will be live-streamed by CPAC.

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