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Homelessness Motion



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>May 12, 1999
>SPECIAL NOTICE
>
>DAVIES MOTION ON HOMELESSNESS TO BE DEBATED IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
>
>MP Libby Davies (Vancouver-East) and federal NDP Social Policy Spokesperson
>has introduced a motion on homelessness that has been selected for debate
in
>the House of Commons.
>
>The Motion (M-604) reads as follows:
>That, in the opinion of this House, the government should adopt a national
>housing strategy, that recognizes housing as a human right and meets the
>goal of providing an additional 1% of federal budgetary spending to meet
>basic housing needs in Canada.
>
>The motion will receive at least one hour of debate - possibly as early as
>the week of June 14.  It could receive three hours of debate and be voted
on
>in the Fall, if we pass the next hurdle - which is getting it by a
>parliamentary committee that examines the "worthiness" of MP’s motions and
>bills.   Either way, it’s an important motion and will demand an official
>government response.
>
>We need your help to rally support!
>
>Please get anyone you can to e-mail or fax Liberal Homelessness Minister
>Claudette Bradshaw to solicit her support for M-604.  Ms. Bradshaw's e-mail
>is bradsc@parl.gc.ca and her fax number is (613) 992-8083.
>Also, please copy faxes or e-mails of support to Libby’s Ottawa office.
Our
>fax number is 613-995-7412 and our e-mail is daviel9@parl.gc.ca.
>
>The louder our voices, the greater chance that we’ll achieve our common
>goals!
>
>
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