Time for solutions

Prince Rupert’s affordable housing sector is approaching a crisis, some say we’re already there and the problem is only going to get worse.

Prince Rupert’s affordable housing sector is approaching a crisis, some say we’re already there and the problem is only going to get worse. Much, much worse.

During the past municipal election, and to a lesser extent, the past provincial election, a lot of lip service has been paid to the problems surrounding affordable housing.

With Prince Rupert’s anticipated growth both temporary and permanent, the time is now to have solid plans implemented to fix the problem. To that end, we invite Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain and MLA Jennifer Rice to weigh in on the issue as well.

Below is Deputy Premier Rich Coleman’s — the person responsible for the two biggest issues either coming to or are already here in Prince Rupert: natural gas development and housing —  take on his government’s handling of the situation.

We look forward to Mr. Brain’s and Ms. Rice’s plans. We need action and solutions not more discussion and criticism.

And we need it now.