Herongate and the affordable housing squeeze

Last year, the Herongate community experienced a mass eviction that forced more than 500 people from their homes. The renters who were forced to leave had few options for where to go. 

They’re not alone. A recent study found that a minimum wage worker could afford an average-priced apartment in none of Ottawa’s 27 neighbourhoods. Rising rental costs are making life unaffordable for many including people living on fixed incomes; single earner households; and the one in four Canadians who earn within $3 of their province’s minimum wage. 

Renters deserve peace of mind and a safe place to call home. 

Electing an NDP government will ensure that

  • 500,000 quality, affordable housing units are built in the next ten years with a federal investment starting at $5 billion in additional funding in the 1.5 years to jump start the development 
  • 250,000 of these units become available in the first five years. 
  • Help renters who are at the breaking point before it’s too late with a rental subsidy in the 2019 budget. 
  • Take the pressure off first time buyers as they transition to homeowners by doubling the Home Buyer’s tax credit

Electing Morgan Gay will ensure you have an MP in Ottawa fighting for your rights. 

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July 27 Volunteer Bootcamp: get trained to get Morgan elected

It's your best chance to meet the campaign team, provide some feedback, learn how to canvass, phone bank and do all the other fun things that make progress in your neighbourhood. We'll be at the Heron Road Community Centre, Saturday, July 27th from noon to 3pm. If you're coming let us know!

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Federal NDP candidate to join protest outside arms manufacturer conference

Ottawa South Federal NDP Candidate Morgan Gay will attend a demonstration being undertaken by activists in both the peace and environmental movements outside the EY Centre starting at 7 am the morning of May 29th.

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Statement from Morgan Gay: Canterbury Student Walkout

I want every student participating in today’s walkout today to know that as the NDP’s candidate here in Ottawa South - and as a parent whose daughter attends Canterbury High School - I support your walkout 100%.

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Morgan Gay nominated to run for the NDP in Ottawa South

Members of the Ottawa South NDP Riding Association have nominated Morgan Gay as the NDP candidate for the upcoming federal election.

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Morgan Gay announces bid to be Federal NDP candidate for Ottawa South

It's official. Morgan Gay announced his intent to seek the nomination for Federal NDP Candidate for Ottawa South.

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Niki Ashton Endorses Morgan Gay as NDP Candidate for Ottawa South

I am proud to support Morgan Gay, an inspiring activist for workers' rights, for justice and for peace here at home and around the world. It's been a pleasure to work alongside Morgan for years. And we need his passion, his committment and his clear and courageous voice in Parliament, fighting for our community and our country. I hope you'll sign up, you'll get involved and you'll do everything you can to support Morgan Gay in becoming the next Member of Parliament for Ottawa South. We all need him.
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