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Election Qs: Why do Port Moody-Coquitlam candidates believe their party can solve Canada's housing crisis?

Each week before Sept. 20, we'll ask local candidates a question on a key topic or issue relevant to the Tri-City region and/or local residents.
Port Moody SkyTrain
Port Moody apartments behind a passing SkyTrain.

On Sept. 20, local residents will be voting for a member of parliament in the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding for the 2021 federal election.

Each week leading up to decision day, the Tri-City News will publish answers to topical questions from those vying for a seat in the House of Commons.

Responses from candidates are listed in alphabetical order.


  • Canada is facing an affordable housing crisis and all federal parties have a solution. Why is your party’s plan better?


Will Davis — Liberal

  • We have the only plan that addresses the whole problem. We will build more homes, faster than the Conservatives or the NDP. We will do more to help young families and renters get into the market. And, we will make the process fair and transparent for renters and buyers alike.

Desta McPherson  People's Party of Canada

  • As of this publication (Sept. 16), McPherson has yet to respond to our question. We will update this article when information becomes available.

Nelly Shin — Conservative

  • Conservatives will...
    • Build one million homes in three years
    • Incentivize building of purpose-built rental and purchasable homes
    • Fix the mortgage stress test
    • Extend the first home loan term to reduce interest
    • Tackle money laundering
    • Freeze foreign non-resident home purchases
    • Release 15 per cent of the federal government’s real estate for home purchasers

Bonita Zarrillo  NDP

  • For six years, Justin Trudeau allowed speculators to drive up housing prices. And Erin O’Toole voted against building more affordable homes. Can people really trust either to deliver? Jagmeet Singh has a realistic plan to build 500,000 affordable homes, take on speculators, and deliver financial help and security for renters.