UN expected to criticize Canada's housing record

Canada's is expected to get a much-deserved censure from The United Nation's Human Rights Council, the highest human rights body within the UN, as it debates Canada's housing record on Wednesday, March 12.

The debate begins with a presentation from Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, who made a fact-finding mission to Canada in October. The Wellesley Institute helped to co-ordinate the "civil society" component of his mission, and hosted a packed public forum in Toronto. Mr. Kothari's Preliminary Note will start the debate. The note is critical of Canada's dismal housing record in recent years.