New information from a senior Ontario housing official has confirmed that federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers will be meeting this week in Ottawa. However, there is new information to correct the news we reported on the weekend:
The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 3, and it will last for 90 minutes (not the 30 minutes that another official reported earlier). Ninety minutes is obviously better than half an hour, but it is far short of the usual day-long meetings that federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers have held in the past – meetings that have included a session with non-governmental housing groups.
As noted previously, one key item on the agenda is the expiry of federal affordable housing, housing repair funds and homelessness funding at the end of fiscal 2008.