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Mayor Watson recognizes that now is the right opportunity to transform housing

Ottawa — As the federal government is’ expected to launch the National Housing Strategy (NHS) this fall, Mayor Jim Watson recognizes that it could be a once in a generation opportunity to transform affordable housing in Canada. “Safe, affordable housing is the bedrock of the liveable, sustainable and caring cities we aspire to build. Despite this, a million and half Canadian households are unable to find a home they can afford and nearly 235,000 individuals…
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Big-city mayors reach out to newcomers and refugees

The 22 members of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus issued the following joint statement reaffirming their commitment to welcoming refugees and other newcomers to their communities. The strength of Canada’s cities lies in the diversity of our residents. Those residents come from every part of the globe, seeking a decent quality of life, and sometimes safe harbour. As mayors, we understand that newcomers strengthen our economies with vital skills and capacity for innovation, and they…
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