Press Invitation - Hundreds of Tenants Invite Themselves to the Housing
Ministers Meeting in Gatineau

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), an housing rights coalition, will demonstrate in Gatineau during the first Federal-Provincial-Territorial Housing Ministers Meeting to take place since Stephen Harper's Conservative Party came to power. FRAPRU wants to highlight the gravity of housing problems and homelessness everywhere in Canada and will urge Federal Minister of Human Resources and Skill Development Diane Finley to announce stable and long term funding for the construction of new social housing units. FRAPRU also demands that the minister make a commitment to maintain funding to 600 000 existing social housing units and towards the low income tenants that live there. The agreements currently binding these units to the federal government are coming to an end.

    Date : Friday December 4th 2009
    Itinerary :
    10:45 A.M. Press breefing before the demonstration at the corner of Morin
    Street and Des Allumettières Boulevard, Gatineau (Hull area).
    11:00 A.M. Demonstration leaves. There will be a stop in front of a
    federally-funded housing co-op. Speech by François Roy, Coordinator of
    Logemen'occupe in Gatineau.
    11:30 A.M. Demonstration arrives in front of Plaza la Chaudière Holiday
    Inn, 2 Montcalm Street. Speeches by FRAPRU coordinator François Saillant,
    Michael Shapcott of the National Housing and Homelessness Network, Marc
    Garneau MP (Westmount-Ville-Marie) and Liberal Party representative in
    Quebec and Richard Nadeau, Bloc quebecois MP (Gatineau).

Please note that the FRAPRU spokespersons will be at the Housing Ministers Meeting during the afternoon of December 3rd a provincial-territorial meeting and during the morning of December 4th for the meeting with Minister Finley.

SOURCE Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)

For further information: For further information: François Saillant, (514) 919-2843; Veronique Laflamme, (514) 231-2309 (cell phones); François Roy, Logemen'occupe, (613) 277-6507

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