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Off the Hill: What to do about our affordable housing crisis (FULL VIDEO) - ACORN Canada

Off the Hill: What to do about our affordable housing crisis (FULL VIDEO)

Posted October 24, 2023

We all know someone affected by the affordable housing crisis in Canada — whether it be members of our family, our community or ourselves. This month, our Off the Hill panel discussed how such a large-scale housing crisis can exist in such a wealthy country and discuss what needs to be done now to develop affordable accessible housing for people.

Guests this month included Alex Hemingway, Tanya Burkart and Karl Nerenberg. Co-hosted by Robin Browne and Libby Davies. The webinar took place Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET.

Don’t forget! Off the Hill now has a regular date! Join us every third Wednesday of the month, every month, at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET.

Meet our Off the Hill panel

Alex Hemingway is a senior economist and public finance policy analyst at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) BC Office.

Tanya Burkart has led much of ACORN Canada’s campaign to stop the financialization of housing including speaking to a parliamentary committee, lobbying MPs and being one of ACORN’s national media spokespersons. She lives in a building owned by Boardwalk, a Real Estate Investment Trust and has been leading the campaign at Ardglen Place in Brampton for affordable, healthy and safe homes.

Karl Nerenberg is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker, working in both English and French languages. He is rabble’s senior parliamentary reporter.


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