All eyes are on Parliament on Wednesday as Members of Parliament vote on C-304, a private member’s bill from MP Libby Davies that would require the federal government to consult widely and create a national affordable housing plan within six months. This is the closest Canada has come to a truly comprehensive national affordable housing plan two decades, and would help to bring Canada in compliance with its international housing rights obligations. The bill has been backed by NDP, Liberal and Bloc MPs (a majority of the Commons) during first and second reading, but the Bloc is calling for an additional amendment before the bill goes to third and final reading. Therefore, the vote on Wednesday is expected to send the bill back to committee for the Bloc amendment, then back to the floor of the Commons for third and final reading. MP Davies hopes that the final reading will come before Parliament recesses for the holidays in mid-December.