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.
A coalition that includes advocates for Canada’s poor is calling on the Trudeau government to enshrine the right to housing in law.
More than 170 civil society groups, politicians, academics and activists are urging the Trudeau government to enshrine the “right to housing” in Canadian law.
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
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.
Don Martin of CTV’s Power Play interviews UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha on the right to housing. Watch interview
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.