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UN special envoy to shine spotlight on housing in Toronto -Toronto Star

by NationTalk on October 19, 2007829 Views

UN special envoy to shine spotlight on housing in Toronto

Visit part of fact-finding mission across Canada that has, so far, shown `stark, disturbing’ situation

Oct 18, 2007 04:30 AM
Joanna Smith
Staff Reporter

A United Nations special envoy set to arrive in Toronto as part of an investigation into the standard of housing across Canada says the evidence he has seen so far is “very stark and very disturbing.”

Miloon Kothari, the UN’s special rapporteur on adequate housing, arrives in Toronto tonight as part of a two-week investigation in Canada that focuses on housing for women and aboriginals, homelessness and the impact the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will have on housing in Vancouver.

http://www.thestar.com/article/268114

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