Tories blamed for homeless people's plight in Ontario, Canada FWD

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@idirect.com)
Sat, 15 May 1999 00:03:35 -0400


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It's time to tell Ottawa:
Canada must have a=20
national housing strategy

There is a homelessness disaster and housing crisis sweeping across =
Canada. Tens of thousands are homeless. More than one million poor =
tenants are on the brink of homelessness. Yet Canada has no national =
housing strategy! Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver-East, has introduced =
Motion M-604 in the House of Commons. It reads:

"That, in the opinion of this House, the government=20
should adopt a national housing strategy and housing supply program, in =
co-operation with the provinces, that recognizes housing as a human =
right and meets the goal of providing an additional 1% of federal =
budgetary spending to meet basic housing needs in Canada."

The motion is expected to be debated on June 21, 1999. We need your help =
to win support for a national housing strategy for Canada!
=B7 please phone, fax or e-mail your Member of Parliament. Urge them to =
support the motion and work for all-party support for the motion.=20
=B7 fax or e-mail Claudette Bradshaw, Minister with responsibility for =
homelessness. Fax: 613.992.8083. E-mail: bradsc@parl.gc.ca.
=B7 please send copies of faxes or e-mails to Libby Davies, MP. Fax: =
613.995.7412. E-mail: daviel9@parl.gc.ca.
=B7 also, please send copies of faxes or e-mails to the Toronto Disaster =
Relief Committee. Fax: 416.704.6190. E-mail: tdrc@hotbot.com.

For information on homelessness, housing and the One Percent Solution =
campaign to end homelessness in Canada, please call Kira Heineck at the =
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee at 416.703.8482, x411.


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It's time to tell Ottawa:
Canada must have a
national = housing=20 strategy
 
There is a homelessness disaster and housing crisis sweeping across = Canada.=20 Tens of thousands are homeless. More than one million poor tenants are = on the=20 brink of homelessness. Yet Canada has no national housing strategy! = Libby=20 Davies, MP for Vancouver-East, has introduced Motion M-604 in the House = of=20 Commons. It reads:
 
"That, in the opinion of this House, the government
should = adopt a=20 national housing strategy and housing supply program, in co-operation = with the=20 provinces, that recognizes housing as a human right and meets the goal = of=20 providing an additional 1% of federal budgetary spending to meet basic = housing=20 needs in Canada."
 
The motion is expected to be debated on June 21, 1999. We need your = help to=20 win support for a national housing strategy for Canada!
=B7 please = phone, fax=20 or e-mail your Member of Parliament. Urge them to support the motion and = work=20 for all-party support for the motion.
=B7 fax or e-mail Claudette = Bradshaw,=20 Minister with responsibility for homelessness. Fax: 613.992.8083. = E-mail: bradsc@parl.gc.ca.
=B7 please = send copies=20 of faxes or e-mails to Libby Davies, MP. Fax: 613.995.7412. E-mail: daviel9@parl.gc.ca.
=B7 also, = please send=20 copies of faxes or e-mails to the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee. = Fax:=20 416.704.6190. E-mail: tdrc@hotbot.com.
 
For information on homelessness, housing and the One Percent = Solution=20 campaign to end homelessness in Canada, please call Kira Heineck at the = Toronto=20 Disaster Relief Committee at 416.703.8482, x411.
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