Roundhouse Radio: "We don't want a hand out, we want a hand up": BC ACORN members demand increas in social assistance rates

As a person with a disability Chris Tetreau says he has to stretch 60 dollars a week to buy food. As a supporter of BC ACORN, Tetreau and a dozen others rallied this morning, demanding the provincial government raise social assistance rates to 15 hundred dollars a month for regular assistance and 18 hundred for those with disabilities.

ACORN Canada National Day of Action for Fair Banking * Journée d’action nationale ACORN Canada pour des services bancaires équitables

ACORN Canada Fair Banking Action

On Tuesday September 6, 2016, ACORN Canada members in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver organized a coordinated Day of Action to demand that major Canadian financial institutions and investment companies stop investing and directing investment into high interest, predatory companies like easyfinancial and easyhome; and end banking practices that generate profits off of Canada's lowest-income families.