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Housing Rights are Human Rights

When will the government stop using the “right to housing” as an empty slogan and actually recognize this fundamental human right in law?

Comments on the Budget

Yesterday, I was able to make some brief comments on the Liberal government's 2018 budget. The only new money in housing is the $11 billion over 10 years.

Liberals Vote Against a National Plan to End Homelessness

I’m disappointed the Liberals believe that aiming to reduce chronic homelessness by fifty percent over ten years is an adequate response to this crisis. Where is the urgency?

On budget day, will the Liberals finally move from words to action on gender equality?

Sheila Malcolmson (NDP Women's Equality Critic) and Peter Julian (NDP Finance Critic) outline measures the government should take now.

Benson urges MPs to Make Homelessness History

This motion is not about the political right and left. It is about what’s right and wrong. It’s about rolling up our sleeves, and with relentless focus, ending homelessness in this country

We CAN make Homelessness History

Recently, much of the country has been in the grip of a vicious cold snap. Simple tasks - like walking to a bus stop - become onerous. Weeks like these remind us there is no feeling quite like the safety and warmth found in the places we call “home”.

Speech on Bill C-66

C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts.

No Advance Poll Locations on Reserve

How can we encourage better election participation from indigenous people if we do not have advance polls anywhere near indigenous communities? How is this part of a nation-to-nation relationship?

HIV Crisis in Saskatchewan

Will the government support community efforts to address the HIV crisis in Saskatchewan?

World AIDS Day

I am proud to highlight the incredible work of AIDS Saskatoon, and to thank Jason Mercredi and his caring, hard-working staff for being leaders in HIV prevention, awareness, and support.