Rural family development: What you need to know

The government says the province will spend $25 million to help build about 1,200 homes in rural communities across the province, a big boost to a project that the Harper government has said was a long-overdue step forward.

The government says it’s also investing $1 million in the rural housing plan and another $100,000 in the new rural employment program.

The prime minister says the plan is a key part of the federal government’s plan to revitalize rural communities and attract new business and employment opportunities.

It’s also the latest in a series of moves that have been made to address the crisis of homelessness in rural areas.