Red Tent Day of Action - April 19, 2011
This Tuesday, the 19th of April the Red Tent Campaign will be holding its second Day of Action across Canada. 6 months from the first Day of Action which saw one hundred tents marched from Parliament Hill to the Human Rights Monument the Campaign is taking to the streets once again to release the answers of three questions given to the federal ministers responsible for housing. Those questions are:
1. Do you support the adoption of a fully-funded national housing strategy which respects provincial jurisdiction?
2. Do you support maintaining the existing federal subsidies for social housing units in order to ensure that these units remain accessible to low-income households?
3. Do you support the continued and long term investment by the federal government in social housing? If so how much do you believe the federal government should be spending annually on creating new social housing, in light of the Red Tent Campaign recommendation to invest 2 billion annually?
We'll be holding demostrations and press conferences in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Rimouski to get the word out that housing is a right, and needs to be discussed by all parties in the federal election campaign.
For more information or to find out how you can get involved send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org