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  • Poverty activists lament defeat of NDP’s Bill C-400 housing proposal

    Poverty activists lament defeat of NDP’s Bill C-400 housing proposal

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    By Lisa Polewski, CBC News Hamilton’s poverty activists say they are disappointed by the defeat of a bill proposing a national housing strategy. Wednesday evening the House of Commons defeated Bill C-400, which urged the Canadian government to draw up a plan to ensure all citizens are guaranteed adequate, affordable and accessible housing. NDP Member of …

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  • Fatal fire raises concern about Hamilton’s homeless youth

    Fatal fire raises concern about Hamilton’s homeless youth

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    By Jody Porter, CBC News ‘There were horror stories about that place,’ advocate says of 249 Cannon Street The death of a young man in a house fire on Cannon Street last week should raise alarm bells about the need for more supportive housing for homeless youth, advocates say. At least a dozen young people were …

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