Thanks for nothing: Provincial cash for social housing must go to green energy projects

“Forced to choose between helping people in dire and chronic need, or virtue signalling about global warming, the Liberals chose the latter.”


Watts Up With That?

From The Toronto Sun

First posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 03:14 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, August 27, 2017 03:22 PM EDT

Housing Minister Peter Milczyn (ERNEST DOROSZUK, Toronto Sun)

This is a case where you want to look the proverbial gift horse in the mouth.

Ontario Housing Minister Peter Milczyn has just announced plans to make “major investments in social housing repairs and retrofits” across the province.

“Helping Ontario’s most vulnerable find stable housing is critically important to our goal of ensuring everyone in the province has a safe place to call home,” Milczyn said in announcing a five-year cash commitment of $657 million.

Except that’s not what’s happening.

On the surface, the announcement is good news for residents in Toronto’s dilapidated social housing homes and apartments, and for the City of Toronto, which has a $2.6-billion social housing repair backlog and unsolvable social housing crisis.

Toronto will get…

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