Peter Milczyn was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Milczyn currently serves as Minister of Housing, as well as Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. He was previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, as well as to the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, focusing on Infrastructure. Milczyn graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture in 1989, and went on to found PZM Design, which focused on both private and public projects. His interest in urban planning led him into politics. He was elected as a councillor in the former City of Etobicoke in 1994, and represented Etobicoke on Toronto City Council for more than 10 years. Milczyn is fluent in Polish and French. He grew up in Mimico and now lives in Toronto’s Sunnylea neighbourhood with his wife and daughter.
Many have been quick to trot out an old argument that rent control deters the building of new purpose-built rental. This argument doesn't hold water.
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