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Toronto A coalition of tenant, community and labour groups will release a statement of principles for the new Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) at a news conference on Monday, September 17th, at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B, 2nd floor, City Hall.

Josephine Grey, Low Income Families Together (LIFT), THC
Sandy Nimmo, Chairperson, City-wide Tenant Council
Suzanne Kelly, President of OPSEU 592
Brian Cochrane, President of CUPE 416, Toronto Civic Workers
Ann Dembinski, President of CUPE Local 79

Release statement of principles for new Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and demands to fix loopholes in the proposed shareholders agreement

Monday, September 17th, 1:30 p.m.

Toronto City Hall, Meeting Room B (2nd level)

The City of Toronto moved rapidly to combine the assets and operations of the Toronto Housing Company (THC) and the Metro Toronto Housing Corporation, which was downloaded to the City from the provincial government.

In outlining the principles, the coalition will point to loopholes in the proposed shareholders agreement for the new housing corporation that would undermine the Citys ability to meet its responsibilities for public housing. They will also demand changes to the proposed governance model to preserve a publicly run and publicly accountable social housing system. Major changes to how the city manages social housing will affect some 160,000 tenants and hundreds of workers.


For further information, please contact:
Josephine Grey, LIFT THC
Bill Guthrie, CUPE 416
Suzanne Kelly, OPSEU 592
Tim Maguire, CUPE 79
Robert Lamoureux, Communications