Aboriginal Spokesman Wants Housing

At the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Annual General Meeting on June 13,  guest speaker James Wilson, Manitoba Treaty Commissioner was asked by Right to Housing Coordinator Clark Brownlee about plans for Kapyong should the Bands win the court battles with the Federal Government.  Wilson had been emphasizing that Urban Aboriginal Economic Zones are being planned to generate revenue for reserves but would benefit the city as well.  Brownlee asked if the plans included affordable and social housing.  “Winnipeg has enough strip malls, tobacco shops and gas bars.  What we need is more social and affordable housing.”  Wilson had no hesitation is confirming that housing was definitely in the plans, assuming, of course, success in court.