Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari, mission to Canada (9 to 22 October 2007)


At the invitation of the Government, the Special Rapporteur conducted a mission to Canada from 9 to 22 October 2007.  The visit focused on four areas: homelessness; women and their right to adequate housing; Aboriginal populations; adequate housing and the possible impact of the 2010 Olympic Games on the right to adequate housing in Vancouver.

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur acknowledges the State’s historically successful social housing programmes and commends a number of good practices.  He notes with satisfaction that a majority of Canadian households are able to house themselves in the private market.  As requested by his function, the Special Rapporteur focuses the remainder of the report and his recommendations on issues and sectors of the population that require the attention of the authorities.


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