Today we joined with other comrades across this territory to take a stand in defense of our right to housing and to end the war on poor people. The national day of action that we are participating in has several basic demands which are
Federal Government: Spend $5 billion per year on non-market housing affordable, secure and safe housing for the people! Secure this money by cutting $1 billion dollars from each of the military budget, the prison budget, police, immigration enforcement and detention, and by ending subsidies to Canadian mining companies responsible for plunder and human rights abuses in other countries.
Provincial Governments: Rescind the new poor laws that criminalize the poor and homeless and replace them with rent control laws to eliminate speculation and profiteering off people’s basic need for housing.
Local Governments: Fund housing not police! Use city resources, including zoning and regulatory frameworks to eliminate real-estate…
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