7 Montrealers offer up solutions to fix city's housing woes
Gilles Duceppe, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, Daniel Green, Stéphane Dion and others on Montreal housing issues
A new report by Montreal's public health department paints a grim picture of Montreal's housing situation. Mould, vermin and food insecurity problems afflict hundreds of thousands of homes. Rented low-income households are especially affected.
CBC News asked seven of Montreal's political, health and housing leaders at a summit on Monday to share their top solutions to Montreal's housing troubles. This is what they had to say:
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal
Richard Massé, director of public health of Montreal
Maude Bégin Gaudette, advocate for affordable housing group RCLALQ
Gilles Duceppe, Bloc Québécois leader
"I think the federal government should maintain financing of affordable housing and social housing."
Stéphane Dion, Liberal Party candidate
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, NDP candidate
Daniel Green, Green Party deputy leader
With files from CBC News.