April 23rd, 2024

Trudeau set to make housing announcement in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on February 21, 2024.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the rain during a news conference on housing in Vancouver on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. Trudeau is set to make a housing announcement in Edmonton today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

EDMONTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to make a housing announcement in Edmonton today.

Trudeau is expected to be joined by Liberal cabinet minister Randy Boissonnault, who represents an Edmonton riding, and Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.

The three are scheduled to visit a housing development beforehand.

Following the announcement, Trudeau is set to take part in a roundtable discussion with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The prime minister was in Vancouver on Tuesday to make a similar housing announcement.

Trudeau said Ottawa is adding $2 billion in financing to a B.C. program aimed at fast-tracking the construction of middle-income rental housing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 21, 2024.

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