Blog Entry 229: Finance Minister Bill Morneau holds the key!

It's a banner day for the You Hold the Key Campaign when the federal finance minister chooses a housing co-op in his riding to reiterate his support for Canada’s co-ops. Bill Morneau used a visit to Hugh Garner Housing Co-op in his Toronto Centre riding to reassure co-ops across the country "your government cares and will work with you to ensure your communities are even stronger."

It's even better when the folks at Hugh Garner get to take a picture of the finance minister holding the key and hear him address the end of subsidy crisis squarely: "I know uncertainty has been hard for co-ops, especially those whose long-term operating agreements have ended, and I want you to know the government stands with you and will be a reliable partner."

Housing co-op members across the country have worked hard for this moment and should be proud the campaign's reached this important milestone. Now let's bring it on home and work to get that federally-funded, provincially-delivered rent supplement program implemented to protect low-income and other co-op households made up of seniors, people with disabilities, lone parent families and others. Watch this site for updates and ways you can help unlock the solution!