Ottawa ACORN member Kat Fortin talks to CBC News about the Disability Rights campaign
Saturday, December 3rd marked the UN's International Day of Persons With Disability and the 10th anniversary of the UN's Covenant on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Residents living with disabilities in Vancouver are calling for the government to double the disability rate to keep up with the cost of living in the city.
Members of BC ACORN, an advocacy group, gathered in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 to raise awareness of their concerns that there is inadequate government support for people living with disabilities.
The BC ACORN diabillity rights group holds a daylight vigil in downtown Vancouver
A transit pass for low-income Ottawa residents was confirmed at City Hall during the 2017 draft budget meeting on Nov. 9. The pass had been announced by Mayor Jim Watson last month with few details on the cost or when it would be introduced.
Ottawa ACORN's action for a low income transit pass
Ottawa members with HTC, ATU, CAWI and health centres win $57 a month pass for the poor; pushing for $41 before the year's end!
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.