A Right to Housing in Canada

Not everyone may realize that governments in Canada are obligated to ensure that everyone has adequate housing. However, Canada is a signatory to international human rights treaties that oblige governments to address conditions of poverty, and to ensure that everyone has an adequate standard of living, including adequate housing. The Poverty and Human Rights Project published a fact sheet (in PDF) detailing rights as set out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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