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

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canadian Bill of Rights to include the right to proper housing at a reasonable cost and free of unreasonable barriers.


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Canadian Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:30 p.m.
See context


Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).

Mr. Speaker, not many people in the House have to suffer this problem, but thousands and thousands of Canadians lack affordable housing. There is a national housing crisis in Canada right now. We believe that shelter should be an inherent Canadian right. We would like housing to be included in the Canadian Bill of Rights to ensure that every Canadian has a safe, warm and affordable place to call home.

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