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Liberals release recommendations to address housing crisis

By Brad Perry May 16, 2023 | 11:00 AM

New Brunswick’s Liberal Party has released a new report with ways it says will help address the housing crisis.

The report includes 25 action items directed at the government under six focus areas, including:

  • establishing a rental cap
  • regionalizing New Brunswick’s Residential Tenancies Tribunal
  • empowering municipalities and incentivizing development
  • leveraging not-for-profit housing and housing co-operatives
  • removing barriers to modular housing solutions
  • refreshing skilled trades education

“The action items we’re putting forward are inspired and shaped by folks across the province, and we’re optimistic that by bringing everyone to the table — government, developers, non-profits, and New Brunswickers — we can ensure everyone has a place to call home,” Liberal leader Susan Holt said in a news release.

The report comes as the province works to develop a housing strategy which is set to be released in June.

Liberal housing expert Benoît Bourque says the province is changing and diversifying but our housing sector is not changing with it.

“We need to start re-imagining and building housing developments now so that we can be a leader well into the future,” said Bourque.

You can read the full report by clicking here.


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