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CBC BC: B.C. to create 1st minister to focus solely on housing crisis, says premier

CBC News, November 22, 2022 (Mentions the Housing Central Conference, co-presented by BCNPHA)

The B.C. government has announced it will appoint a minister focused solely on delivering housing to British Columbians.

Premier David Eby made the announcement Tuesday at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, where government representatives and stakeholders have gathered for the 2022 Housing Central Conference this week.

Eby said it is the first time in history the province will have a dedicated minister of housing who does not have other portfolios on their plate. He called the appointment “vital.”

Housing is generally seen as a municipal responsibility. A ministry responsible for it was created by NDP Premier Dave Barrett in the 1970s. After his premiership, housing ceased to be a standalone ministry.

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