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Housing news: Ottawa ready to negotiate with Alberta [Video]

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Housing Minister Sean Fraser says he is willing to negotiate with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who plans to adopt the Quebec model of federal-provincial relations when it comes to issues like housing.

In an interview with CTV Question Period host Vassy Kapelos, Fraser said he is “ready to take the call,” but Alberta must come to the table by matching federal investments and implementing housing reforms.

“If they want to reach out and say, ‘we should have a province-by-province bargain, and we’re going to match you and put measures in place and accelerate homebuilding,’ I’ll take that call seven days a week,” Fraser said. The full interview airs at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Since the end of March, the federal government has made several housingannouncements that will be included in the April 16 federal budget, such as a new $6-billion Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund. Under the program, there will be $1 billion for municipalities to spur …

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