Published by Fraser Needham of APTN National News on March 29, 2023

The head of the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services says the federal government has to stop promising money but not delivering it.

According to CEO Justin Marchand, Ottawa has failed to spend the money that it promised in the 2022 budget.

“Not one dollar from last year’s budget, the $300 million that’s been announced, not one dollar has been implemented,” Marchand said. “Not one Indigenous person living in an urban, rural or northern area has benefitted from last year’s federal budget announcement.”

Regardless of when this housing investment actually happens, most stakeholders agree, the $4 billion in new Indigenous housing funding announced in this year’s budget it is not even close to being enough.

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