Private members bill passes in HoC
A day after the Private Members motion to end veteran homelessness failed to get to a vote, it was brought forward again in the House of Commons today (Thursday) and received full House support.
The motion, M-225, from Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis aims to see a plan created to end veteran homelessness in Canada by 2025 and create a plan to achieve this presented by 2020.
MP Karen Vecchio brought the motion forward again on a point of order.
Ellis says the strong all-party support led to the success of this member’s motion.
It is estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 veterans are homeless in Canada.