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UPDATE: Housing Rights Advocates Make the Case for Right to Housing Amendments on Parliament Hill

5/10/2019: (En Francais) On May 8, Right to Housing Campaign advocates appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to give oral presentations regarding necessary amendments that would strengthen the federal right to housing commitment in the National Housing Strategy Act.

The housing rights advocates shared the amendments put forward by the Right to Housing Campaign as put outlined in this previous post.

Members of the campaign have been meeting with senior government officials and Parliamentarians on the amendments and have been getting positive feedback. For amendments to be made, they will have to be supported by the Standing Committee. If the committee votes in support of the amendments, they would be sent with the rest of Bill C-97 (Budget Implementation Act, 2019) back to the House of Commons for a final vote, and from there to the Senate.