A Troubling Report on the Respect of Housing Rights Presented to Parliament

Ottawa, May 21st 2013 – The report Emergency in the House, written by the Popular Travelling Commission on the Right to Housing following 19 public assemblies held across Quebec’s 17 administrative regions, will be presented during a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. Independently written by 14 commissioners with diverse areas of expertise, the report paints a worrisome portrait of the state of housing and homelessness, particularly for Nunavik and indigenous communities. The report outlines 21 recommendations, 4 of which are directed towards the federal government.

Speakers :

Jean Trudelle, Commissioner and ex-president of the Fédération nationale des enseignants et des enseignantes du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN) ; François Saillant, Coordinator of the Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) ; Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, New Democratic Party housing critic and MP for Hochelaga ; Marc Garneau, representative of the Liberal Party of Canada and MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie ; André Bellavance, representative of the Bloc québécois and MP for Richmond-Arthabaska. .

Date : Thursday, May 23rd 2013 Time : 9:30 Location : Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room, 130-S Central Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa