The Toronto based Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation and four Ontario residents brought a Charter challenge that argued that we have a constitutional right to housing, and the government should be required to implement a national and provincial housing strategy that would enable homeless individuals to obtain a decent home. In this episode of CJSR's Street Bytes, we speak to sociologist and homelessness expert David Hulchanski and constitutional law professor Eric Adams to explore the recent September 6, 2013 judicial decision and whether our Constitution & Charter of Rights and Freedoms contains a "right to housing".
To find out more, visit:
- Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario | http://www.acto.ca/en/cases/right-to-housing.html
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms | http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-15.html
- The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing | http://direitoamoradia.org/?lang=en