Libby takes up the torch for the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay

A group pushing Ottawa to establish a national housing plan to help the homeless yesterday gathered to mark a year of weekly rotating hunger strikes by dozens of supporters. Davies, a Vancouver MP, and Vancouver city councillor Ellen Woodsworth are both expected to be among those who will go without food for a week leading up to the end of the protest in June. A small group gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to share a cake and continue their push for more affordable housing, said organizer Am Johal. “Within weeks, Parliament will be debating a private member’s bill for a national housing plan put forward by MP Libby Davies,” he said.