The internet is integral to society—in 2016, the United Nations classified access to the internet as a human right, and cutting or censoring the internet by states is illegal. Yet, according to the World Economic Forum, 3.9 billion people (52 percent of the world’s population) are denied access to it.
Ottawa ACORN members have been tirelessly fighting for stricter regulations on payday loan companies in their neighbourhoods and are happy to see the City take the necessary steps forward to limiting their proliferation in low income communities. // Les membres d'ACORN Ottawa se sont battus sans relâche pour une réglementation plus stricte des compagnies de prêt sur salaire dans leurs quartiers, et sont heureux de voir la Ville prendre les mesures nécessaires pour limiter leur prolifération dans les communautés à faible revenu.
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Money Mart, Cash Money, Cash Now. Payday loan business line streets across the province, providing easy, short-term borrowing – at a price.
A motion by Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury to create separate zoning for payday loan companies was approved by council on Sept. 27.
CBC series on debt looks at payday lenders.
Peel has made permanent a program that offers reduced public transit fares to low-income residents.
Residents of 20 Emerald Street and activist group ACORN are calling on the owners, the property management company and the city to improve conditions at St. Johns Place.
Census: Children make up one quarter of 4.8 million Canadians living in poverty
A new study takes a look at just how much it costs to raise children in Canada, and what it means for government efforts to provide meaningful family benefits and fight child poverty.
New data released from the 2016 census shows that five million Canadians, including more than a million kids, live below the poverty line.
‘We’d hoped to deal with the elephant in the room and find we are dealing with the mouse’: Bouvier
There are 70 payday lending institutions in Ottawa, and the city is eyeing long-term plans to develop regulations to control their spread.
ACORN Oshawa, a tenants rights group, recently held a rally at 1265 Pentland Drive to call on the owner of the building, Valiant Property Rentals Ltd., to address concerns of residents.
Coun. Keith Egli calling for comprehensive bylaw to help tenants after landlord shuts off gas, power
'What this allows us to do is to plan going forward,' TCH chair Bud Purves told CBC Metro Morning
The B.C. government recently pledged to bring the minimum wage up to $15 by 2021. Ontario has promised to get there by 2019. What kind of difference will these increases make in the lives of workers?
Tenants in a downtown Hamilton neighbourhood are demanding that something be done about their living conditions.