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Nov 8, 2023
The premiers of Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan say Canada’s need for housing is too complex for provinces not to be at the table when Ottawa strikes housing deals with municipalities.
The issue was a prominent part of the communiqué released Monday following a meeting of provincial premiers and territorial leaders in Halifax.
At a news conference Tuesday in the Nova Scotia capital, the two premiers discussed their objections to what they see as an end run by the federal government.
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston said Ottawa has been using a “divide and conquer” approach to issues such as carbon pricing and housing.
“We just need to make sure that the relationship is fair and honest,” said Houston, who added that there aren’t many housing projects in his province that his government isn’t eventually going to partner on.