October 13, 2015
Housing survey of federal candidates released by
Close the Housing Gap campaign co-chair
Results of a housing survey of election candidates in Toronto's 25 federal ridings have been released by Close the Housing Gap campaign Co-chair Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) and Toronto's Housing Advocate.
The three-question survey was sent to 100 Conservative, Green, Liberal and New Democrat candidates. Some 20 individual responses from 14 ridings came back: 10 Liberal, six Green and four New Democrat. There were no responses from Conservative candidates.
In addition, the Liberal and New Democratic parties sent responses on behalf of all of their Toronto candidates. Combined with the individual replies, this represents a response rate of 56%.
All the responses can be found at: http://www.putpeoplefirst.ca
"The people of Toronto expect long-term financial commitments from their governments to maintain our social housing communities, create new affordable homes and repair social housing," said Bailão. "These responses can help them decide which party meets that test."
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Media contact: Robert Cerjanec; Councillor Bailão's Office; 416-338-5274; email@example.com