Canada Denying Housing and Human Rights in Canada and Abroad

Not only is Canada's federal government failing in its obligations to ensure that Canadians have access to the human right to adequate housing, according to a decision of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in May of 2006 (in PDF) (Link removed - No longer exists), but the Canadian government doesn't appear to be concerned about housing and human rights abuses internationally. According to the Habitat International Coalition's Housing and Land Rights Network, the Canadian government sided with a handful of other countries in opposing a resolution before the United Nations' Human Rights Council for a high-level commission of inquiry into human rights and humanitarian abuses in Lebanon. In addition to a thousand or more deaths, and many thousands of people injured, it is now estimated that a million or more people have been forced from their homes in Lebanon.