BILL NO. 24
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
Human Rights Act
First Reading: October 18, 2016
This bill adds a substantive right to the Human Rights Act respecting an adequate standard of living.
WHEREAS Canada is a signatory to the 1976 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and has ratified the Covenant;
AND WHEREAS the Covenant provides that "The ... Parties ... recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions.";
THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:1 Chapter 214 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Human Rights Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 21 the following Part:
(3) The Government of the Province shall take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realization of the rights referred to in this Section.
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