ACORN Canada supports the thousands of Canadians who have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest income inequality, corporate greed and a broken economic system. Inspired by #OccupyWallStreet, the movement that began less than two months ago in downtown Manhattan, and has now spread to over 1000 cities in 100+ countries.
This movement is exposing the underlying unfairness of an economic system that has left a tiny elite with a disproportionate amount of wealth while hardworking Canadians struggle to make ends meet.
The 35,000+ members of ACORN Canada have a message for these brave citizens camped out in parks and public spaces across Canada today: we've got your back, we support your calls for a fairer Canada and we'll always be a friend to the #occupy movement.
Reasons to support the #occupy movement in Canada (Source: CCPA):
-Canada's richest 1% have doubled their income share between 1970 and 2007.
-$6.6 million a year is the average compensation for Canada's 100 best paid CEOs.
-1 in 10 Canadians live in poverty including 1 in 4 aboriginal children.