Blog entry 123: New Westminster Housing Co-operative gives Royal City assent to Key Campaign resolution

The last step in making a law under our parliamentary system is called Royal Assent, where the Queen gives the final seal of approval to the new statute. So when New Westminster Housing Cooperative passed the resolution supporting the You Hold the Key Campaign, we figured that had to constitute Royal City Assent and we were pretty excited by that.

With the addition of New Westminster Co-op's resolution, the campaign’s been officially endorsed by 34 BC housing co-ops. That’s great, but we need to do more — there are over 260 housing co-ops in BC and we need them to show the same kind of resolve as the members in the Royal City. Show some resolution and convince Housing Minister Rich Coleman we need a rent supplement program for low-income co-op members like seniors, single-parents and others.