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Good Jobs Campaign
ACORN members, hoping for bold action to tackle the affordability crisis sweeping across many Canadian cities, were feeling underwhelmed as the federal government tabled Budget 2019, their last budget before the election in October.
ACORN members from across the country will come together to listen to exciting guest speakers, including labour leaders, community allies, politicians and more; meet other ACORN members and leaders from across the country; attend workshops on how to build power for change; and learn the skills and tools needed to develop grassroots campaigns.
ACORN members will continue to be key leaders in the fight back to make sure Ontario is an affordable, livable province for low and moderate income people.
Despite some positive initiatives, ACORN members are deeply disappointed by the lack of action put forward in the Poverty Reduction Strategy.
A greater proportion of Ontarians are working for minimum wage today than in 2003 — and they are more likely to be women, visible minorities and immigrant
Tomorrow, September 15, ACORN members in Ottawa and across the country will join the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to send a clear message to the Harper government: your cut backs will affect us all.
Thousands of government workers are being fired right now. Not only do our communities need good, well-paid jobs, we need badly need the services those workers provide. Cuts to food safety programs, cuts to programs for seniors, cuts to services that put unemployed Canadians back to work - these will affect us all.
To find out more about the work that PSAC does, visit their website.
If you can join ACORN members when they rally with the PSAC, contact the ACORN office nearest you.
Government also reduces planned hike to child benefits as it tackles deficit.
The provincial government is scaling back a planned hike in child benefits and freezing social assistance, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Sunday, as Ontario grapples with a solution to its $16-billion deficit.
Rather than rising by $200 per year in July 2013, the child benefit will rise by $100. It will increase by the same amount one year later.
Provincial social assistance programs - which include Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program - will be frozen.
"We believe these are the right choices," McGuinty told reporters in Toronto.
The announcement comes just days before the government's seminal March 27th budget containing McGuinty's response to a growing financial crisis in the province.