OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), a Quebec umbrella group that fights for housing rights, invites you to an important press conference organized in conjunction with MPs from the New Democratic Party, from the Liberal Party of Canada, and the Bloc Québécois. The FRAPRU will present the results of an important petition campaign calling for the federal government to maintain the subsidies they have been granting for decades to 600,000 existing social housing units, of which 127,000 are in Québec.
These subsidies have already ended for a small portion of the above mentioned housing units, but the process will accelerate considerably in the coming years, thus compromising the financial accessibility of these housing units for low-income households and even opening the door to their privatization.
Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM
Who: François Saillant, coordinator of the FRAPRU, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, MP of Hochelaga and Official Opposition Housing Critic, Justin Trudeau, a Liberal Party MP elected in the Papineau riding, et Maria Mourani, a Bloc Québécois MP from the Ahunstic riding.
Where : Centre Block of Parliament, Room 130-S, Ottawa
For further information:
François Saillant (514) 919-2843