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Minister of Seniors - The Honourable Kamal Khera

Dear Friends,

Over 1,500,000 Canadian Seniors live below the poverty line   (and growing daily) [1] which is made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their biggest expense is housing. On the cusp of beating this vicious pandemic, we have an opportunity for a compassionate, wise and united  Green COVID Recovery Plan that uses joined-up Political thinking to rebuild our economy while meeting the Paris Accord targets [2]  and our own needs for Canadian Seniors' affordable, long-term, Green housing Infrastructure. 

As a Construction Engineer,  Senior Property Developer, Solar Contractor and inventor, my company (smarthomeshq.com) has designed Green "Tiny Towns" that make newly built, sustainable units affordable and accessible, across Canada, employing local residential builders. Construction funding does not require Government finance - just cooperation and other incentives from Federal, Provincial and Municipal bodies, including simple reduction or elimination of development charges or the donation of Crown Land. However, the rooftop solar panels do require finance but we propose that could be funded by a Canadian Green Bond to benefit all Canadians.

By supporting this bold plan, Canada's Minister of Seniors, The Honourable Kamal Khera [3] and Minister for Environment and Climate Change , the honourable Steven Guilbeault [4], can facilitate our Seniors' Affordable, Green Housing as part of a Green COVID Recovery and create thousands of jobs while   saving taxpayers’ money, healthcare costs   and reducing our carbon footprint.

Let's embolden them with thousands of signatures from across Canada, to make sure they include Seniors' housing needs in a Green COVID Recovery Plan and deliver our Smart Housing Plan to the Prime Minister's Office. Please sign and share our petition with all Seniors and their supporters in your network.


[1]  https://hoopp.com/docs/default-source/newsroom-library/research/hoopp-research-article---senior-poverty---canada-next-crises.pdf

[2]  https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/paris-agreement.html

[3]  https://pm.gc.ca/en/cabinet/honourable-kamal-khera

[4]  https://pm.gc.ca/en/cabinet/honourable-steven-guilbeault
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