BlogTO: Toronto is killing a low-income internet program and people blame the big 3 telecoms

Posted May 10, 2022

Anti-poverty and net neutrality advocates are hopping mad this week as an explosive report from the Toronto Star circulates, suggesting that city officials may have been influenced by major telecoms to nix a plan that would have provided affordable, high-speed internet access to low-income residents.

NB Media Co-op: Opinion: May Day evictions show Higgs government’s failure to act, tenants’ rights groups say

Posted May 5, 2022

Tenants and tenant advocates with the New Brunswick Coalition for Tenants Rights and ACORN NB are dismayed by news of mass evictions issued May 1st, many of them evidently intended to skirt the province’s pending rent control legislation.

Toronto Star: Canada’s largest landlords have saved billions through tax exemptions, according to a new analysis. Is Ottawa about to end the party?

Posted May 3, 2022

After a bruising start to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPREIT bounced back in 2021. The real estate company grew its revenue by 5.7 per cent, to $993.1 million, and extracted an average of $1,149 in rental income from tenants in each of its roughly 70,000 apartment units.

By July, its stock price was back to where it was before the pandemic began.