Canada Recognizes the Right to Housing in Law
An important milestone has been achieved in Canada as Parliament formally recognizes that housing is a fundamental human right. Bill C-97, which includes the National Housing Strategy Act, received Royal Assent. For over a decade, the right to housing movement across the country demanded the creation of a National Housing Strategy and the recognition of the right to housing in law. Millions of people can now hold their government accountable for addressing their housing needs.
Read ACTO and the Right to Housing Coalition’s statement here.