Make good on housing commitment!
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. Sign the open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a legislated right to housing in Canada.
Today, over 1.7 million Canadian households are living in unsafe, unsuitable or unaffordable housing without better options available to them. Widespread homelessness and lack of access to adequate housing, in so affluent a country as Canada is a critical human rights issue facing all levels of government. Did you know that Canada made a commitment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to eliminate homelessness by 2030? Also, what we heard from the federal government's consultation process over the past few months indicates consensus that legislation must explicitly recognize the right to housing. Draft legislation has been developed by civil society and experts outlining key points for the legislation. This is the first time that legislation implementing the right to housing has been contemplated in Canada and it is critical that it be done right. Let us know what you think. Please comment. Read more.