The Federal Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has released its submission to the Federal Budget 2017 Consultation. Using data and trends from Manitoba, Right to Housing calls for a ten-year commitment of funding for RGI, social and affordable housing units, a commitment to rental construction tax policy that supports new builds in the […]
Positions of the Coalition via Reports, Media or Correspondence
Read article in July 4th’s Winnipeg Free Press written by Tyler Pearce, Chairperson of the Coalition’s Federal Working Group regarding a national housing strategy. National housing strategy long overdue
The Winnipeg Free Press has published an op-ed regarding housing policy written by Clark Brownlee and Laura Rempel of the Coalition. Entitled “Ask_them_about_Manitoba’s_Poorly_housed” the commentary highlights housing issues for low income Manitobans and political party responses to community concerns regarding low income housing heard during the provincial election campaign.
The Coalition has released its Annual Report outlining activities in 2015.
The federal Court of Appeal in a ruling on August 14th, 2015 agrees that the federal government failed to adequately consult with Treaty 1 First Nations over the sale of Kapyong Barracks, the old military base in Winnipeg that has sat empty since 2004. See the following link for media coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/first-nations-not-consulted-on-kapyong-barracks-sale-court-rules-1.3192485 Click here to read […]
See the coverage of Right to Housing Coalition’s policy launch (see June 22nd post) Winnipeg Free Press CBC Manitoba
On Monday June 22nd the Right to Housing Coalition launched its campaign to make housing an issue in the federal election this fall. The Coalition has developed a brief Housing for All Manitobans with proposals for policy changes to re-engage the federal government in the provision of social housing and to enhance private sector […]
Tim Sale, former Manitoba Minister of Housing and current chair of the federal working group of the Right to Housing Coalition provides an analysis of housing issues and the need to make housing an issue in the upcoming federal election in the June 9th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. “We all pay for Canada’s […]
A rally organized by Right to Housing and Make Poverty History to demand steps to end poverty in Manitoba’s 2015 Budget was held outside the Manitoba Legislative building on Thursday April 23, 2015. Two actions were demanded: * fully implement Rent Assist for people on Employment and Income Assistance * increase provincial housing […]