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Fraser has no plans to stop housing deals amid premier’s concerns

By Caitlin Snow Nov 7, 2023 | 4:40 PM

The premiers of Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan expressed concern over province’s not being part of the conversation, when the federal government makes a housing deal with municipalities.

It was a key issue during the premiers meeting in Halifax, Monday.

Federal Housing Minister Sean Fraser says he thinks their concern is stemming from what he believes to be the very successful Housing Accelerator Fund.

He says his expectation is that Canadians are happy with the direct action.

“We’ve seen deals signed now with seven different cities across Canada, that is going to lead to literally tens of thousands of homes.  I have no appetite to slow down when it comes to building houses during a housing crisis,” Fraser told reporters, Tuesday.

Fraser says the Housing Accelerator Fund has been successful and there is no good argument to take the tool off the table with the progress made.

He added that the premiers can reach out to work together.