An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Mac Harb  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of June 4, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

National Child DayStatements by Members

November 20th, 2001 / 2:10 p.m.
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Diane St-Jacques Liberal Shefford, QC

Mr. Speaker, in 1993, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-371, the National Child Day Act, which designates November 20 of each year as National Child Day.

This day marks the adoption, by the United Nations, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. By ratifying that convention in 1991, Canada pledged to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect.

This commitment implies that children must have the right to express themselves, be protected from mistreatment and violence, see their basic needs met, and benefit from every possible opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Let us continue together the work already begun to achieve our objectives by improving the conditions that will ensure the health and well-being of our children, and by getting them involved in decisions that will affect their future.

On this special day, let us celebrate children and let us think about their lives, their achievements and their vision for the future.

Canadian Bill Of RightsRoutine Proceedings

June 4th, 2001 / 3:05 p.m.
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Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-371, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).

Mr. Speaker, this enactment would amend the Canadian Bill of Rights to include the right to proper housing at a reasonable cost and free of unreasonable barriers.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)