Critics say the regulator’s declaration that Internet should be a basic service only addresses access, not affordability.
Everyone in Canada should be able to access high-speed Internet, the country’s telecom regulator has declared, setting bold targets for speeds and establishing a new fund that will invest up to $750-million over five years to expand broadband services to remote regions.
The historic CRTC announcement today was focused in the right direction by declaring broadband a basic service and by recognizing that affordability is a problem. However, the announcement did not include anything about the desperately needed subsidy for urban low income people that ACORN members were hoping to hear.
Tina Ford speaks to 1310 News
On December 14, 2016 the city of Toronto voted for Landlord Licensing after a long battle between tenants and landlords.
Tougher rules for landlords and better protections for tenants could be in place by next summer, following the approval of a new regulation for rental apartments.
New rules approved by city council will transform the way rental housing is monitored and should result in cleaner, safer units.
While 30 per cent is considered "affordable" a new report from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, said many Torontonians are paying more than that every month.
The rising number of ‘demovictions’ in Burnaby that has pitted its mayor against housing advocates has today seen a meeting between the two.
Toronto City Council has approved a new set of rules designed to protect tenants and penalize bad landlords.
Council votes to boost number of enforcement officers, perform citywide audit of rental buildings
Proposed apartments offer ‘resort-style’ living: Timbercreek VP
Surrey ACORN members braved the weather Thursday night to attend the community safety forum.
This week the city of Surrey announced a team of 16 dedicated law enforcement officers to patrol the areas around the Whalley strip- however 'home base' for those officers will be steps away from a proposed safe injection site.
An energetic crowd of Ottawa & Gatineau ACORN members along with allies from OPSEU demonstrated outside of the Prime MInister’s Residence at 24 Sussex. // Une foule énergétique de membres d’ACORN de Ottawa et Gatineau ainsi que des alliées du SEFPO ont manifesté devant la résidence du Premier Ministre au 24 Sussex.
Le groupe de pression Acorn demande au gouvernement Trudeau, l’inclusion des gens à revenu faible dans la création d’une stratégie nationale sur le logement.
Les membres d’ACORN Gatineau ont manifesté mercredi devant le 24 Promenade Sussex pour réclamer l’inclusion des gens à revenu faible dans la création d’une stratégie nationale sur le logement.
Lancement national par ACORN du rapport sur les prêts prédateurs
Income inequality is mounting in Canada, making an already inexcusable wealth gulf worse.
If we are good enough to work in the city, then we are good enough to live in the city. Affordable Housing Now!!
Debate over tighter regulatory system for rental housing in Toronto set to move to City Council next week.
Anti-poverty activists want the government to ensure Canada’s big banks serve those most in need so that they aren’t firced to turn to payday-loan companies.
Despite negative image payday loan industry says it's a necessary service for marginalized Canadians
The only public supervised-consumption site proposed for Surrey would be steps from the home base of a new and dedicated team of 16 law enforcement officers in an area where police have clashed with the homeless and drug users.