as published on rabble.ca
Every once in awhile all the slogging pays off.
That's what I felt like Wednesday night, September 30 when my Bill (C-304, an Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians) passed second reading in Parliament. It sent me back to May 1997 when I campaigned in my first election for MP for the great riding of Vancouver East. You see, I ran because I was so furious that Canada's great housing programs had been axed by the then Liberal Government in the name of deficit cutting.