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Friday, January 25, 2019

Brockton To Talk With Housing Minister

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton Mayor plans to talk about affordable housing with Minister Steve Clark.

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark  

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is hosting two roundtable discussions on Saturday.

Municipal leaders from across Huron, Bruce and Grey counties have been invited to participate in the conversation.

Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody is looking forward to the roundtable talks with Minister Steve Clark.

He plans to use the opportunity to discuss the need for affordable housing, an issue that communities across the region are struggling with.

Peabody believes it is time for the Federal and Provincial governments to work together to offer programming such as housing cooperatives.

(Much like the government programs offered in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s)

He says there is a huge demand for this type of programming.

Along with affordable housing concerns, Peabody plans to express his desire to have the Province streamline the Planning Act to facilitate and encourage more construction of homes.

Peabody also suggest amendments be made to the Planning Act to allow for more construction of homes in rural hamlets as well as estate builds.

The first roundtable talk will take place in Teeswater Saturday afternoon with MPP Lisa Thompson chairing the event, the second in Owen Sound in the evening chaired by MPP Bill Walker.

Both events are by invite only.

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