OTTAWA – Green Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May will vote in favour of Bill C-400 this evening and urges her fellow MPs to do the same.
Bill C-400, the Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, is presented by NDP MP Marie-Claude Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot).
“It has been a long-standing policy of the Green Party to promote affordable housing. Ending homelessness is possible. The Greens have always advocated the inclusion of a clause in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that specifically states that everyone living in Canada is entitled to safe shelter or affordable housing,” said May.
“I urge my fellow MPs to support C-400 and I urge Canadians to contact their MP and express their support for this important bill,” added May.
The Greens’ Leader took part in yesterday’s press conference launching the Homes for Women, a broad-based, long term, national campaign to prevent, reduce and eventually end women’s homelessness.
“Homelessness is now, sadly, a women’s issue. The development and delivery of adequate universal housing and emergency accommodation must be a high priority. Only a long-term vision will end poverty in this country and tonight’s vote is part of the solution,” added Rebecca Harrison, Green Party Status of women and Poverty Elimination critic.
Communications Coordinator, Green Party of Canada