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The Chronicle Herald: Protesters rally for $15 minimum wage outside McDonald’s

There were hot cakes and sausages inside and a grassroots political protest outside a fast food restaurant in…

Posted July 17, 2015

Le Droit: L’Internet abordable réclamé

Pancartes à la main, des manifestants d'ACORN Canada ont démontré leur frustration face au coût d'un abonnement Internet.…

Posted July 16, 2015

World Journal: ACORN連署 爭低收入者上網優惠

大溫地區Acorn成員響應,呼籲CRTC推出中低收入者每月上網費用10元的政策。 Posted July 15, 2015維權組織ACORN大溫地區的成員14日配合渥太華、多倫多、哈利法克斯等地,將本地收集到的數百封簽名信遞交給加拿大廣播電視暨電訊委員會(CRTC),希望能為低收入者制定每月上網費10元的規定。 十餘名ACORN成員,14日中午聚集CRTC位於溫哥華Beatty街的辦公大樓外,打著標語表示低收入者無力負擔網絡費,提倡低收入者每月10元等。他們計畫把所收集的數百封簽名信提交給CRTC,同時在大街上尋求公眾簽名支持。 不過,因為CRTC溫哥華、多倫多等辦公室當日剛好放假,投遞未能成功。但組織者表示CRTC渥太華辦公室未休假因此成功送到。 斯科可(Melody Skoco)表示,她是一名無業殘疾人,網絡對她的生活非常重要,搜索信息、尋找工作、寫郵件、孩子們寫家庭作業、銀行服務、付賬單等都需要網絡。但是經濟狀況使得她無力負擔起網絡費用,造成了生活的很大不便。 ACORN也在全國範圍內對400多個低、中等收入的家庭展開,查問他們會使用何種網絡服務、這些服務是否重要、家庭網絡是否可負擔以及如果網絡更可負擔,他們的生活會有怎樣的改變等。調查報告會於兩周後獲得結果。 14日參加集會的另一位發言人哈迪(Rick Hardy)表示,對於年薪低於4萬5000元的普通工薪族而言,每月高達80元的上網費很難負擔,希望CRTC能移除障礙,設定每月10元的上網費標準。 據悉,CRTC正在展開對基本通訊服務的審核,調查寬帶服務是否應該被視為基本服務以及如何使得上網更可負擔,14日是審核第一階段的最後截止期。 ***Article by Liu Huanyu for World Journal     

Posted July 15, 2015

Metro Halifax: ‘Essential service:’ Nova Scotia group fighting for $10-a-month Internet

Many things are considered essential services for people – food, shelter, transportation. But what about the internet? Posted…

Posted July 15, 2015

ICI Radio-Canada: Internet à 10 $ par mois pour les démunis

Un groupe de Torontois espère que le CRTC obligera les fournisseurs d'accès à Internet à offrir un service…

Posted July 14, 2015

Unique FM: ACORN veut qu’Ottawa s’attaque aux puces de lit et aux coquerelles

ACORN demande à la Ville d’Ottawa de se pencher sur les problèmes de puces de lits et de…

Posted July 13, 2015

Carlington Bedbug and Cockroach Action Huge Success! * Carlington punaises et cafards action énorme succès!

Posted July 8, 2015For the past two months Carlington ACORN members having been re-organizing their neighbourhood to fight…

Posted July 8, 2015

Burnaby Now: Dozens turn out for public hearing on Burnaby highrises

City of Burnaby staff directed to come up with report on rental housing issue. Posted July 2, 2015Burnaby…

Posted July 2, 2015

Ottawa ACORN Members: “We can’t rent for $479!”

On Friday, June 26 2015, close to 30 members of Ottawa ACORN gathered outside the Ministry of Community…

Posted June 29, 2015

Global News: Tenant rights advocates want city to establish ‘Rent Safe’ program

Posted June 26, 2015Tenant advocacy group ACORN wants Toronto’s private rental properties to be inspected and the results…

Posted June 26, 2015

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