You can make a difference
The first round of third reading debate on Bill C-304 – draft legislation to create a new national housing plan for Canada – has been postponed from its scheduled start on Wednesday, May 5th. The bill has already passed first and second reading in the Commons, and has been amended at committee. The start of the third (and final) reading debate is now expected in June. The start of third (and final) reading debate is now expected in June. Advocates pressing for the bill say that the delay in third reading debate gives an opportunity for supporters to contact their Members of Parliament and urge passage of the long-overdue and much-needed national housing strategy.
SSC encourages our members and all Canadians concerned about affordable housing and homelessness to take advantage of this opportunity to contact your members of parliament in the coming weeks and express your support for this important piece of legislation.
The number one issue that surfaces among mental health organizations, families and consumer as I travel across Canada is safe, affordable housing of choice for those with mental illness.
Jane Duval , ED of BCSS sent me the email below and the attachments. Thank you Jane.
Chris Summerville, D.Min., CPRP
Chief Executive Officer
Schizophrenia Society of Canada / Societe canadienne de la schizophrenie