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Draft Legislation: National Right to Housing Strategy Act

We know that while many individuals and organizations care about the right to housing, it can be difficult to clearly articulate what this really looks like on the ground. Similarly, we know that it is easy for government to use the language of “the right to housing” without actually implementing it in a meaningful way.

We want to seize this critical moment in the development of the National Housing Strategy to ensure legislation is passed that honours Canada’s international and ethical obligations to “ensure access for all to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services” (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development).

The following working draft of legislation is intended to provide clarity and direction on what the right to housing could actually look like in practice.

Read the draft legislation

Lisez l'ébauche de projet de loi