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