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Canada's National Housing Strategy Act (2019)

Housing Policy Declaration


4) It is declared to be the housing policy of the Government of Canada to

  • (a) recognize that the right to adequate housing is a fundamental human right affirmed in international law;

  • (b) recognize that housing is essential to the inherent dignity and well-being of the person and to building sustainable and inclusive communities;

  • (c) support improved housing outcomes for the people of Canada; and

  • (d) further the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing as recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


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