Un Raises Concern Over Canada's Persistent Housing Crisis

Right to Housing Coalition at Finance Minister Bill Morneau's Office

Affordable housing activists are applauding the United Nations for giving Canada “a boot in the butt” for failing to live up to its international obligations to protect vulnerable Canadians.

In a recent report, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed “concern about the persistence of a housing crisis” in Canada and called on Ottawa to bring in a national housing strategy that recognizes the right to housing.

The committee also urged Canada to ensure homeless people and other disadvantaged groups have access to the judicial system when they feel their rights are being violated.

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