Media advisory - Housing co-ops join provincial and territorial housing ministers, municipalities and national housing groups to call for federal action on housing

    OTTAWA, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-operative Housing Federation will
join provincial and territorial housing ministers, the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities and other national housing organizations to plan strategies to
deal with Canada's core housing need. They will call on the new federal
government to join in the plan following the October 14 federal election.
    Nicholas Gazzard, executive director, will present CHF Canada's proposals
to respond to the housing crisis.

    WHEN: Oct. 8, 2008, 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (all times Eastern).

    WHERE: The Multi-Purpose Room at the Foster Farm Community Centre,
           1065 Ramsey Crescent, Ottawa.

    Mr. Gazzard will be available for media interviews prior to the meeting
and at 3 pm, along with the housing ministers and other housing stakeholders.

    CHF Canada is the national voice of co-operative housing in Canada, with
more than 900 housing co-operatives and other members, representing 56,000
co-operative homes.

For further information:

For further information: Nicholas Gazzard, Executive Director,
1-800-465-2752, ext. 230, (613) 293-8913 (cell),;
Merrilee Robson, Program Manager, Communications, 1-877-533-2667, ext. 122,
(778) 227-3864 (cell),; David Granovsky, Government
Relations Co-ordinator, 1-800-465-2752, ext. 122, (613) 290-7687 (cell),

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