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Canada’s recognition of Right to Housing ‘historic’: UN

28, Nov 2017 | CJP Team

The United Nations has hailed Canada’s decision to recognise housing as a fundamental right after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the new housing strategy; it involves establishing up to 100,000 affordable housing units, the Hindustan Times reported. Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, said this step, and Canada’s “intention to recognise” the right to housing “through a rights-based housing strategy as well as in legislation” made it “a truly historic moment”. Farha said Canada “could be real leaders in eliminating homelessness”. 

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