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ACORN leaders applaud proposed ONDP $12/day child care boost

$12/day child care was a key promise revealed in the Ontario NDP’s platform, released earlier this week. ACORN leaders welcome this proposed investment, which would see free, licensed child care for families earning below $40,000 with sliding scale fees averaging $12/day for everyone else.

The platform also proposes immediate increases to ECE wages and a phased 51% increase in affordable child care spaces across the Province.

VICTORY: Ottawa Members Move Council in the Right Direction Against Payday Loans / VICTOIRE: Les membres d'Ottawa font avancer le Conseil dans la bonne direction contre les prêts sur salaire

Ottawa ACORN

Ottawa ACORN members have been pushing for minimum distancing and licensing of payday lenders since 2015 in order to reduce the concentration of payday lenders in our neighbourhoods. // Depuis 2015, les membres d'ACORN Ottawa font pression en faveur d'un espacement minimal et l'attribution de permis aux prêteurs sur salaire afin de réduire la concentration de prêteurs sur salaire dans nos quartiers.

BC ACORN welcomes new rental task force

BC ACORN members welcome the introduction of a new task force by the Province, that looks to address issues in rental housing. BC ACORN and other allies have fought for strengthened tenant rights for a number of years. We are hopeful that the task force will hold landlords to account and improve protections for tenants. ACORN calls on the task force to end the renovictions that price low and moderate income tenants out of their homes. Our other demands for Healthy Homes include:

·        Strengthen BC’s rent control laws:

Montreal Sud-Ouest ACORN Members Demand Affordable Public Transit and Internet Access * Les membres de Sud-Ouest ACORN réclament des transports en commun et l’accès internet à prix abordables

Montreal ACORN

On Thursday March 15, 2018, a delegation of Montreal Sud-Ouest ACORN members delivered a letter to City Councilor Craig Sauvé at his office on Rue Bel-Air. // Jeudi 15 mars 2018, une délégation de membres de Montréal Sud-Ouest ACORN a livré une lettre au conseiller municipal Craig Sauvé dans ses bureaux de la Rue Bel-Air.

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