The Progressive Conservative government is asking the city for suggestions on how to lower home prices and rents and increase the housing supply, but there’s no mention of a growing crisis in affordable and social housing, Coun. Stephen Turner said Friday.

In London 3,700 families are on a waiting list for social or geared-to-income homes, which also need $230 million in upgrades.

“We met with MPPs on this and the implication was there is not enough high-end housing,” said Turner, adding the government suggests lowering rents across all markets will result in lower rents for the poor.

“They were proposing trickle-down housing economics. It was absurd.”