NDP MPs PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES OF THE NIGHT FOR THE HOMELESS

MONTRÉAL – In solidarity with the homeless, New Democrat MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie) and Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Ste-Marie) are participating again this year in the 27th Night for the homeless activities in Montreal.

“Each year, I’m pleased to participate in this important event in Montreal,” said Boulerice. “I make it a point to join the organizers in raising public awareness about the daily difficulties of people who are homeless.”

“This night is a unique opportunity to show our solidarity with those who live on the street. It’s high time that the federal government support the fight against homelessness,” said Laverdière".

The NDP has made the fight against homelessness and social inequality a top priority in the House of Commons. The progressive opposition is calling on the Liberal government to make permanent their increases to the HPS program, grant the exemptions necessary under the Criminal Code to open supervised injection services (SIS) and financially support the provincial governments in their operations, and invest in renovating and developing Canada’s social housing units.

“These concrete measures will make a huge difference in the lives of homeless people,” said Boutin-Sweet. “I urge the government to roll up its sleeves and fund the SIS that will be opening soon in Montreal.”

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