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Q&A: MP Sean Fraser hopes to alleviate housing strain in Nova Scotia as new housing minister

Following a Cabinet Shuffle in Ottawa, Sean Fraser, the Member of Parliament for Central Nova, went from being the Immigration Minister to the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, taking over from Ahmed Hussen.

SaltWire had the opportunity to talk to him about his goals in his new position and what he hopes to do to support Nova Scotia’s housing crisis.

Q: My first question for you is, what are your goals as the new housing and infrastructure minister?

Fraser: First of all, thank you for the opportunity. I’m going to be receiving in fairly short order a formal mandate letter that will spell out with great detail the expectations they have for me in this role, but I think it’s going to involve building more housing and investing in projects that are going to spur economic growth that put people to work in good paying jobs in this country. The collapsing of housing and infrastructure (into one position) will allow us to plan more effectively in our investments. But if I could boil it down, we’re going to be working for people in need and those seeking to get into the housing market and to get projects that will spur economic growth to create good jobs for people in our community. …[Continue Reading]