July 14th, 2023

Hansen: Minister’s Housing Comments Hurtful, Unacceptable

HALIFAX – NDP Housing spokesperson Suzy Hansen made the following statement in response to Minister Karla McFarlane’s comments on homelessness:

“What the Minister said yesterday is unacceptable, hurtful, and flat-out wrong. There is nothing ‘natural’ about the growing state of homelessness in HRM and across the province.
For the Minister in charge of this file to say what she said and not understand the lived experience of those sleeping outside with no other options is shocking and embarrassing.
We are in a housing crisis. And we have seen this crisis get worse in the two years that this government has been in charge. Seniors, young people, and everyone in between are worried about finding and keeping a home they can afford. If the Houston government agrees with what the Minister said about Nova Scotians who are finding it hard to get by then we have a serious problem. If not, then maybe she should be out of a job.”