Housing a Human Right: Why is Canada Still Violating this Basic Human Right?

On December 10th – International Human Rights Day, join with the Right to Housing Coalition in sending a message to the Prime Minister: Create a rights-based national housing strategy! For physical postcards (English or French), which you can sign and send to the PM, or to your local MP, please contact us at: righttohousingcoalition@gmail.com

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There are between 150,000 people homeless in Canada, according to the Canadian Senate report on poverty.

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation identifies 1.5 million households in ‘core housing need’ in Canada.

A recent report by Stephen Gaetz of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network explains how it will cost us less money to end homelessness than to maintain it.

On May 4, 2012 members of the House of Commons from all parties voted to support a motion which recognized that Canada has obligations to fulfill the right to housing.

Canada is a signatory to the International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which guarantees the right to adequate housing.

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