Bold thinking created affordable housing

By Brent Bellamy

June 13, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press

IN the late 1940s, Canada’s post-war economy was booming, but corresponding global supplychain disruptions, scarcity of skilled labour and material shortages resulted in skyrocketing inflation. Competition for new housing drove the real-estate market to record highs, leaving lowand middle-income tenants experiencing severe housing need across the country.

These challenges are familiar in our current post-pandemic world, and the bold action taken by the federal government back then provides a provocative point of discussion for today.

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