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

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Not active, as of Oct. 15, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canadian Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

October 15th, 2004 / 12:15 p.m.
See context


Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-211, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).

Mr. Speaker, this particular bill is quite simple. It is to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights to ensure that proper housing at a reasonable cost and free of unreasonable barriers be available for all Canadians.

In a country that is this wealthy it is a sin that we have people sleeping on the streets. Our seniors and other people are finding it very difficult to maintain their own homes in the present times. I think the government should work with the provinces and municipalities, and work with everybody to ensure that every Canadian has the right to a safe and affordable home.

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