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NEWS: Nunavik October 09, 2012 - 6:40 am

Social housing advocates to visit Kuujjuaq

“A real occasion to highlight the housing problems”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A self-described “people’s commission” will visit Kuujjuaq Oct. 12 to look at housing problems faced by social housing tenants.

The commission is travelling throughout Quebec, inviting people who live in poor housing conditions, or in aboriginal communities or who are homeless to speak to them.

The goal, says Frapru, a housing rights organization, is to create more awareness and to put pressure on the governments by attracting media attention.

People are invited to attend a public meeting Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Kativik Regional Government’s first floor conference room.

The discussions during the commission will be also heard in south, broadcast by video-conferencing to Montreal, at the offices of the CSN, 1601 De Lorimier (room B and C), where people from housing groups, members of the public and media will be invited to attend.

People who chose to speak in Kuujjuaq will be able to address the commission in Inuktitut, French or English

“We wish to invite you to participate in it so the commission will be a real occasion to highlight the housing problems in Nunavik and Kuujjuaq,” said a news release from Frapru.

The commission is also interested in meeting with other individuals and groups in Kuujjuaq before the commission’s hearing, which can be arranged by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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