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NDP motion to address ‘housing crisis’ on First Nations defeated handily in House of Commons – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201976 Views

February 7, 2019

A motion by the NDP asking the federal  Liberal government to commit funds for completing 250,000 housing units in the next five years was defeated 248 to 46 in the House of Commons Feb. 5.

NDP MPs from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec hosted a press conference Jan. 30 as Parliament resumed sitting to demand government action on what they called a housing crisis in Canada’s First Nations, many of which have homes and other buildings infested with mould.

“The crisis in Cat Lake is a national disgrace, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Timmins–James Bay MP Charlie Angus, referring to an Ontario First Nation that requested government help to address their immediate housing challenges.

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