Pierre Poilievre's attacks on Trudeau's 'housing hell' resonate with Canadian voters

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Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leader Pierre Poilievre released his latest political ad straight to X. He posted the video Saturday and it’s a mini-documentary on what the Official Opposition leader calls Canada’s “housing hell.”

As of Monday morning, it’s already been viewed 3.3 million times.

The video begins with Poilievre saying, “Something new and strange is happening in Canada.” While he speaks, there are pictures of a typical tent city on the screen.

“Something we haven’t seen before: an entire generation of youth now say they will never be able to buy a home. This is not normal for Canada,” Poilievre adds.

But then the crux of Canada’s housing crisis, increasingly cited by voters as a key issue in deciding for whom they will vote in the next federal election, is unrolled.

“After generations of affordable and stable Canadian home prices, it now takes 66 percent of the average monthly income to make payments on the average single detached Canadian house.” 

“Given that most of the remaining 34 percent of the family paycheck is taken up by taxes, there’s literally nothing left for food and recreation. And that all assumes that you have enough for a downpayment to get the mortgage in the first place.” 

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