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 Parliament Marie-Claude Morin first introduced the private member’s bill in 2012, but it was not looked at for a second reading until Wednesday.

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