When Parliament recessed earlier this month Bill C-304 for a National Affordable Housing Strategy had made impressive progress, having passed second reading, but still wasn't law. The Bill would require the government to consult with the provinces and establish a national housing program.
ACORN Canada members across the country are excited by this progress but frustrated by the delays and Parliamentary gridlock preventing it from becoming law. Since the Federal Government's decision in 1996 to remove CHMC from the process of building affordable housing, Canadians have been without a meaningful national housing plan.
On July 8th, ACORN members and supporters are planning action in a number of cities across Canada to build support for this important piece of legislation.