Occupy Canada posted: "Harper government continues to ignore housing problems and human rights issues surrounding housing while simply lying to the world about the realities of living in Canada. "Shapcott said that the international community doesn't expect Canada to solve the housing problems of every citizen, but that it does expect things to improve. In 2009, the then–UN special rapporteur on housing, Miloon Kothari, reported that Canada was violating this notion of realizing progressive gains, and that things were in fact getting worse. According to Shapcott, representatives of other countries have told him they're "shocked" that Canada appears to be falling behind. They also can't understand why Canada, unlike other industrialized countries such as the United States and Great Britain, has no national housing strategy in place to address this." - Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight. ᐰ"