Media Advisory - Housing co-operatives to comment on housing announcement

    HALIFAX, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the Co-operative
Housing Federation of Canada and Nova Scotia housing co-ops will attend the
federal and provincial governments' housing investment announcement and will
be available to comment afterwards.
    The announcement will take place on:

    Friday, May 1, 1:30 p.m., in the Seniors' Lounge at Bloomfield Centre,
    2786 Agricola St., Halifax.

    Premier Rodney MacDonald, Community Services Minister Chris d'Entremont,
and MP Greg Kerr, on behalf of Diane Finley Minister responsible for Canada
Mortgage and Housing, will make the announcement.

    CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing
movement. Its members include nearly 900 non-profit housing co-operatives and
other organizations across Canada. More than a quarter of a million Canadians
live in housing co-ops, in every province and territory. There are 80 housing
co-ops in Nova Scotia, providing 1,928 affordable homes.

For further information:

For further information: Karen Brodeur, Program Manager, Co-operative
Services, (902) 423-7119, ext. 1, (902) 221 3687 (cell),; Christopher Wilson, Senior Advisor, (902) 482-9584,; Nicholas Gazzard, Executive Director, (613) 230-2201
ext. 230, (613) 293-8913 (cell),; Merrilee Robson,
Program Manager, Communications, 1-877-533-2667, ext. 122, (778) 227-3864

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