Meanwhile, In Canada


Otis Blue writes:

The Canadian Government, headed by Leo’s BFF has just launched its new – and first National Housing Strategy. It will spend $40bn CAN as it seems to remove 530,000 Canadian families from housing need and reduce chronic homelessness by half over the next decade.

In fairness.

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31 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Canada

    1. mildred st. meadowlark


      It looks like a seduction over paint pots.

      And possibly succulents. They look like ‘the type’.

          1. Killian G

            We should have a Broadsheet readers’ wives/husbands/fupp buddy section for everyone to submit stories and/or images. Perhaps best left until after the holy season though.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            Yes, numBnuts.

            It’s a “stupid or ineffectual person who also happens to be impotent”.

            I didn’t know that.

  1. Owen C

    Scaling down to the size of Ireland vs Canada (8x the size of population), this would be the equivalent of spending €3.31bn over the next decade to remove 66k familes from the housing list and remove c.4k people from homelessness.

    Over a decade.

    So that would be €330m a year, 6600 families housed a year, 400 homeless reduced per year.

    Under the Rebuilding Ireland strategy, the government is planning on providing housing for 47000 families over a period of 5 years (c.9500 per year), this supported by a housing and housing infrastructure budget of €5.5bn. So isn’t the FG plan far larger (proportionately) than the Canadian one?

    1. Rob_G

      Away with your stats and calculations, this post is about how Ireland is useless and every other country is great by comparison.

  2. Diddy

    Yeah I read this and it doesn’t end with a small cabal of politically connected land hoarders and developers getting very rich via a massive wealth transfer from us to the people to them the friends of FG/FF. This just won’t do!!!

  3. dave

    Such a condescending and childish way of putting it ‘The Canadian Government, headed by Leo’s BFF has just launched its…’

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      They’d prefer if they’d just continue dying off because then the numbers go down and they don’t have to fake caring so much.

      Caring about the underclasses is so draining this time of year. It’s party season and it gets terribly depressing to step over sleeping bags on the way to a bash.

      1. edalicious

        In fairness, that’s pretty similar to how they dealt with spiralling unemployment during the recession; allow things to get so bad that everyone who can emigrate, does, and the numbers don’t look half as bad. If it ain’t broke, etc.

      2. dav

        I’m sure leo will give us a speech of how homeless dying on the street isn’t unusual and to mention it is talking the country down… as if we couldn’t be any lower..

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