Google’s intended development in downtown Toronto has been causing concern for ACORN members since we first heard that Sidewalk Labs is planning to build a tech community at Quayside.
‘We’re at a crisis and we don’t even it realize it.’
If you’re on disability or require social assistance in Ontario, then you might be interested in some changes announced by the provincial government.
Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said last week that social services will be streamlined and put in increasing conjunction with employment, as well as changing the definition of what is considered a disability.
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People receiving disability support from the Ontario government will be able to keep more of the money they earn as part of the province's overhaul of social assistance, but critics say it will be harder to qualify for help. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod laid out a broad vision for social assistance under the Progressive Conservatives on Thursday, promising to cut red tape and encourage people to get back in the job market with a series of changes scheduled to take place over the next 18 months.
Members of ACORN present their award in Anthem's Vancouver headquarters
ACORN members rallied in Ottawa, Peel, Toronto and Hamilton to oppose recent cuts to OW/ODSP and respond to the government's 100-day review of social assistance.
Despite reiterating that the government was focused on taking a compassionate approach, the outcome of Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod's review has left many low-income Ontarians fearing the worst.
Zoning violations behind Hamilton tenant displacement: ACORN
Tenants of a St. James Town high-rise displaced by a fire rallied outside the offices of Bleeman Holdings and Medallion Properties on Monday afternoon in protest of building management’s move to evict them from their temporary hotel accommodations.
650 Parliament fire
ACORN Toronto called the decision atrocious.
“The fiscal hole is deep… Everyone across the province will be required to make sacrifices, without exception”. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli further emphasized the government’s plan to attack Ontario’s most vulnerable as he announced tax breaks for the rich and a series of cuts and rollbacks that will gut protections for low-income Ontarians.
Displaced St. James Town residents will no longer have their hotel rooms paid for at the end of the month, says the property manager.
The management of a Toronto apartment building that was ravaged by fire last summer says it will stop paying hotel bills for its displaced tenants at the end of this month.
The Fair Communications Sales Coalition filed the request in the wake of the CRTC’s hearings into allegations of unsavoury telecom sales practices
'They're always loud, but they're always peaceful,' says officer called to demonstration
Displaced residents of 650 Parliament St. are protesting the landlord’s move to resume charging rent from some of those living in hotels and temporary accommodations across the city.
“Mayor Corrigan paid a steep price for mass evicting tenants,” ACORN Canada stated.
Groups representing elderly and low-income Canadians say too many companies' sales practices cross the line