Alvin Curling, who was a Liberal housing minister, and Dennis Timbrell, who was a Conservative housing and municipal affairs minister, launched Stand Up for Public Housing.
The pair have warned those seeking (re)election next month that affordable housing is a huge issue and that the federal government must fund a third of the cost of repairs to the public housing stock.
The group will be lobbying candidates from all four parties in a bid to give a voice to those who cannot afford a mortgage or private rentals.
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Two former Ontario housing ministers launched a new housing advocacy group Thursday.