Promise details

We will encourage the construction of new rental housing by removing all GST on new capital investments in affordable rental housing.

Trudeau polimetre - 2015
Promise broken

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 7)


November 14, 2017 - "The federal government is dropping a campaign pledge to waive the GST on the construction of new rental units, claiming research has shown there are better ways to boost the supply of affordable housing." - Liberal drop pledge to waive GST for new rental-housing construction - The Globe and Mail 

April 20, 2017 - "By investing in the construction of more than 10,000 new rental housing units, the Government is taking action to improve the lives of hard working Canadians. It will allow more middle-class Canadians to spend more time with their children by living closer to public transit, schools and services." - Government of Canada takes historic action to create new rental housing - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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