Municipalities and the affordable housing crisis
— Presented by Canadian Union of Public Employees
Affordable housing is the bedrock of the livable communities we want to build. But municipalities still face formidable challenges in meeting real housing needs.

Land speculation, rent increases, privatization and online rental services have all contributed to the pressure on housing stock in our communities. Join municipal leaders and scholars to discuss the challenges municipalities face on the housing front—and how they are using the tools available to drive solutions.


  • Vanessa A. Rosa, Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College 
  • The Honourable Selina Robinson, MLA, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Government of British Columbia 
  • David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance, McGill University 
  • Bruce Pearce, Former Community Development Worker, End Homelessness St. John’s 
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