TORONTO – The Ontario government has appointed nine members to a task force that will advise the province on ways to address the supply and affordability of housing.
The Housing Affordability Task Force is expected to discuss measures to boost the supply of rental and home ownership, build homes in entire communities, reduce red tape and other options to address housing issues.
The government says the task force will be chaired by Jake Lawrence, Scotiabank’s chief executive officer and group head of global banking and markets.
It says the other members are experts in nonprofit housing, indigenous housing, real estate, home builders, financial markets, and economics.
The task force was first announced as part of Ontario’s 2021 Economic Outlook.
A report with their recommendations is expected to be released early next year.
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