Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is in Victoria on Wednesday meeting with post-secondary students to discuss the state of housing for students in Canada.
Singh will be at the University of Victoria at 11 a.m. to speak with students about rent and housing costs, alongside Victoria’s NDP MP, Laurel Collins.
Afterwards, at 11:30 a.m., Singh and Collins will present the New Democrat’s plans to address housing for students.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Singh will join Randall Garrison, NDP MP for Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke, for a tour of the Nigel Valley Housing project.
The major $250 million housing development was described by the province as the B.C. government’s “largest investment in affordable housing” on Vancouver Island.
The nine-acre development will include hundreds of affordable rental units, as well as long-term care beds and homes for seniors, veterans, and people living with disabilities.
The project is led by the B.C. government, in partnership with the federal government, the Garth Homer Society, Garth Homer Foundation, Broadmead Care, the Greater Victoria Housing Society and Island Community Mental Health Association.
On Thursday, Singh will remain on the Island and head to Sooke, where he’ll be speaking with families about back-to-school costs and general cost of living.