Geordie Dent - COVID-19 and Canada’s Housing Crisis
March 23, 2020
Canada-wide Rent Strike April 1st!
Canadian Dimension spoke to Geordie Dent, Executive Director of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has on Canada’s housing crisis. How have neoliberal policies dismantled Canada’s housing system over decades, and why are current measures not enough? What do we need to do to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected during the pandemic? With hundreds of thousands of empty Airbnbs and luxury condo units, should governments expropriate them to provide the most vulnerable with social distance?
Watch our full interview to learn more about what we need to do to organize action for renters’ rights. You can also listen to the full interview on Soundcloud.
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