Who has the power to end homelessness and increase affordable housing?

The Canadian Constitution sets out the responsibilities of the Federal and Provincial governments, which does not recognize municipalities as a separate order of government, and gives provinces exclusive control over municipalities, including the rules that govern them. The issues contributing to homelessness are all within the legislative jurisdiction of the Provincial and Federal Governments.

However, Toronto is carrying the regional workload for homelessness caused by the Provincial and Federal governments’ chronic lack of funding and we need each level of government to immediately take action to provide funding, policy and program tools to augment services for homeless individuals, including mental health and addictions.

 

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