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CUPE is calling on members to contact their MPs about voting in favour of Bill C-400 to establish a national housing strategy. The vote is scheduled to take place on February 27.

Bill C-400 is an NDP private member’s bill that establishes a leadership role for the federal government to taking action on homelessness and the need for affordable, adequate housing as a basic human right. The bill appears to have the support of NDP, Liberal and Bloc Quebecois MPs, but now needs the support of at least a few Conservative MPs to pass second reading.

At CUPE’s 2011 National Convention, members passed a resolution to lobby the federal government to establish a national housing strategy that would address the need for affordable, adequate housing for all, including Aboriginal peoples.

Dignity for All has several tools available to take action:

  • A sample letter to send to your Member of Parliament
  • Suggested talking points and key messages for a possible meeting or phone call with your MP
  • A backgrounder on Bill C-400

Find out more at dignityforall.ca