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National Right to Housing Network launches today to advance the progressive realization of the right to housing in Canada
February 6, 2020 / News Releases

Over 75 organizations and prominent Canadians launch the National Right to Housing Network with a mission to meaningfully implement and fully realize the right to housing for all. OTTAWA (February … More


Advocates Urge Independent Oversight and Human Rights Hearings in Forthcoming Legislation
November 26, 2018 / News Releases

On the first anniversary of Canada’s National Housing Strategy important questions remain about the federal implementation of the Right to Housing. CALGARY (November 26, 2018) –  Canada will fall short … More


Why are people destitute in Canada?
August 14, 2018 / News Releases

A group of over 170 organizations and prominent individuals have signed an open letter to Justin Trudeau — urging the government to follow up on its national housing strategy commitment to ensure “the right of every Canadian to access adequate housing.” 


Coalition urges federal government to table bill declaring housing a human right
August 14, 2018 / News Releases

The federal Liberal government needs to make good on its promise to declare housing a “fundamental human right” under Canadian law as part of its forthcoming national housing strategy, advocates for affordable housing said Tuesday.


Federal legislation needed to declare housing a ‘right,’ says coalition
August 14, 2018 / News Releases

A coalition that includes advocates for Canada’s poor is calling on the Trudeau government to enshrine the right to housing in law.


Ottawa urged to recognize ‘right to housing’
August 14, 2018 / News Releases

More than 170 civil society groups, politicians, academics and activists are urging the Trudeau government to enshrine the “right to housing” in Canadian law.


Open letter urges Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing
August 14, 2018 / News Releases

OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ – At a press conference in Ottawa today advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister … More


Should Canada make adequate housing a human right?
June 28, 2018 / News Releases

Earlier this week, the Liberal MP for Spadina—Fort York was singled out in a policy smackdown by the United Nations special rapporteur on housing, Leilani Farha.


Power Play: Housing Strategy Under Fire
June 27, 2018 / News Releases

Don Martin of CTV’s Power Play interviews UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha on the right to housing. Watch interview


UN watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy
June 25, 2018 / News Releases

A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the federal Liberals to task over what she sees as the government’s about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy.


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