New Brunswick ACORN ramping up campaigning as Temporary Rent Control set to expire
Posted September 19, 2022
NB ACORN Chair Nichola Taylor called for actions around the province to demand a permanent extension to rent control. Without action from the Progressive Conservative government the rent cap will expire on December 31st 2021.
Pickets and petitioning took place in Bathurst, Saint John, Fredericton, and Moncton. NB ACORN is revving up the campaign for permanent rent control to be as loud or louder as the campaign was when the temporary rent cap was announced in the spring. Reports from the front lines of these rallies show the overwhelmingly positive attitude New Brunswickers have with rent control. And why not, with some tenants already getting advanced notices from their landlords that as soon as the cap is lifted their rents are going to be raised to unreasonable unaffordable levels.
At the rally NB ACORN was joined by sitting MLA Kevin Arseneault from the NB Green Party, who have come out in favour of all ACORN’s End the NB Housing Crisis demands. Also joining us was allies from the Common Front for Social Justice and other labour leaders.
Next up for the campaign is a phone and email blitz where NB ACORN will be proving to the Higgs’ government that they have no choice but to make the rent cap permanent! Stay tuned for that!