GATINEAU, QC and OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A demonstration beginning in front of a housing co-op in Gatineau and ending with a symbolic action facing Prime Minister Stephen Harper's offices in Ottawa will carry the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)'s message: the federal government must put an end to the heavy uncertainty that currently surrounds the future of social housing in Canada.
An escalating number of social housing units are losing the financial support that they've been receiving from the Federal government for decades. This funding allows low-income tenants to pay a rent proportionate to their income. The termination of this funding will mean significant rent increases for these low-income tenants. Simultaneously, these housing units will become less accessible to low-income families and individuals who will in the future be in need of subsidized housing. In all, these cuts will impact 600,000 social housing units across Canada, including nearly 39,000 in 2014 and 2015.
Date: Wednesday, November 27th 2013
12:45: Press conference in front of the Coopérative d'habitation Reboul, 62, boulevard Sacré-Cœur
1:00: Gathering of demonstrators, followed by a march through the streets of Gatineau
2:30: Gathering in front of Confederation Park, corner Elgin and Laurier west, followed by a march through the streets of Ottawa.
3:10: Arrival at Prime Minister Harper's office at 80 Wellington Street. Speech and symbolic action
SOURCE: Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)
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