Under an agreement in principle on housing reached Thursday between Ottawa and Quebec, the province will receive $ 1.8 billion over 10 years for the construction of social housing.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Andrée Laforest and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen confirmed the agreement in principle in the evening.
The negotiations were difficult because Quebec wanted to receive the money unconditionally from Ottawa as part of the National Housing Strategy (NLS).
According to federal sources, the province will produce a simple report on how the money will be spent.
Note that the negotiations had lasted for nearly three years between the two governments.
“Housing has always been and will be a priority for our government. I am proud to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached with the federal government within the framework of the #SNL. The result of intense work with Sonia LeBel, which will be beneficial for all Quebecers, ”Minister Laforest said on Twitter.
She added: “An announcement will be made soon with Ahmed Hussen”.
“Happy to announce that the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have reached a win-win housing agreement. This agreement is excellent news for Quebeckers! More details will be announced soon, ”Minister Hussen also said on Twitter.
– With Raymond Filion, TVA Nouvelles