Ottawa ACORN’s Statement on the 2018 Municipal Election Results // Déclaration d’ACORN Ottawa sur les résultats des élections municipales de 2018

Ottawa ACORN
For Ottawa ACORN, work on the municipal election actually began in 2016 when we started reaching out to like-minded allies who were interested and committed to building a progressive City Hall. // Pour ACORN Ottawa, le travail sur les élections municipales a en fait débuté en 2016 lorsque nous avons commencé à chercher des alliés aux vues similaires, intéressés et déterminés à construire un Hôtel de ville progressiste. 

The Star Vancouver: Derek Corrigan sure of his rule in Burnaby, even when he’s treated ‘like a piñata’

A report released Monday by the low-income advocacy group ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) reserved special contempt for Corrigan’s self-described “progressive” Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). “The BCA policy of mass demoviction in Burnaby is destroying the city’s supply of affordable housing … during an unprecedented housing crisis,” ACORN wrote.

Toronto Mayoral Forum: After a few bumps, democracy rolls on

30+ ACORN members in a crowd of over 350 waited peacefully as fringe candidates, both ultra right-wing and left, disrupted the Toronto Mayoral Forum on Affordable Housing & Homelessness event, co-hosted by ACORN. The organizations organizing the event had selected the top 3 housing positions from mayoral candidates who are challenging Mayor Tory, but Tory didn’t show!

After a 20-minute disruption, the event got moving and we heard from the candidates, who responded to the audience's questions about housing.

The Star Vancouver: Burnaby renters ‘pressured’ to leave in city’s ‘self-made housing crisis,’ report alleges

As housing continues to hound the Burnaby election race ahead of Saturday’s municipal vote, the developer of a 42-storey Metrotown condominium highrise has denied it’s pressuring tenants to leave their homes before the proposed tower is even approved.