Legislative Updates Category Archive

Governments can Choose to End Homelessness
Tomorrow is “V-day” – the day that Members of Parliament vote on a bill for a national housing strategy. Known as Bill C-400, this bill has been around the block through parliament before (formerly known as C-304 under the previous government), and now presents an opportunity for MPs to choose to end homelessness and create […]
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Housing in Canada – Increasingly Unaffordable
Thousands of people visibly and invisibly homeless, millions more housing insecure and housing affordability is dropping; Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis.  Various programs and policies are in place across the country, but what is missing is a coordinated approach to housing with strong leadership, adequate funds, and complaints and accountability mechanisms.  […]
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CWP 2012 Pre-Budget Submission
Canada Without Poverty has sent a submission to the federal finance committee applying to appear in the fall and present recommendations for the upcoming 2013 budget.  Aligned with previous presentations, the submission captures the reality of poverty across the country and the critical impacts on society and the economy if continued financial and food insecurity […]
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Budget Bill Passes in the Senate
After much protest, Bill C-38, the omnibus budget bill passed third reading in the Senate last Friday (to see how Senators voted click here).  This gargantuan bill that went well beyond consideration for federal financial measures (aka: a budget) and steamrolled its way into such matters as health, employment insurance, and the environment, was opposed […]
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Presentation to the Finance Committee on Bill C-38
Canada Without Poverty was invited to present to the Finance Committee on Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act.  Today, CWP Executive Director Rob Rainer spoke to concerns of the omnibus bill and the need to focus on specific themes in due course through the appropriate democratic process that has been established.  This […]
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New federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus
We are pleased to report that a new federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus is being formed and that it will hold its first event on Parliament Hill on June 12th.  Canada Without Poverty has been working to help catalyze the formation of this bi-partisan caucus.  We are thrilled to see it taking shape with over 40 […]
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