The City of Ottawa tabled its draft 2017 budget Wednesday with Mayor Jim Watson announcing a low-income transit pass that will cost more than what advocates want.
Protesters were at Ottawa City Hall this morning before the draft budget was tabled.
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.
Posted October 13, 2016
The Ontario Liberal government needs to act immediately by raising social assistance rates to levels that let people pay their rent and still live in health and dignity
Thursday was called a day of action by advocates who say the province has forced those with disabilities to choose between transportation and groceries.
The BC governments move to make changes to transit funding for Persons With Disabilities is causing a heated debate.
After nearly a decade, B.C. is increasing government assistance to people with disabilities.
Disability payment rates for thousands of British Columbians are set to go up tomorrow.
ACORN Canada est une organisation indépendante nationale composée de familles et d'individus à faible et moyen revenus.