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.
- Read what Elizabeth McIsaac, Maytree President, said to the committee or LISTEN HERE.
- Read what Anita Khanna, National Director, Public Policy and Government Relations at United Way Centraide Canada, said to the committee or LISTEN HERE.
- Read what Tim Richter, President & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, said to committee or LISTEN HERE.
- Listen to Jeff Morrison, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association Executive director, speak to the committee.
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.