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Montreal ACORN meets with the mayor of the Côte des Neiges borough Sue Montgomery * ACORN rencontre la mairesse de l'arrondissement côte des neiges Sue Montgomery

Posted July 6, 2021

ACORN leaders met with the mayor of the Côte des Neiges borough, Sue Montgomery, who supports fair housing conditions for all. We presented our request to the city for landlord licensing to protect tenants from lack of repairs, infestations and renovations.

It's time for the city to wake up and stand up for tenants.

Toronto ACORN launches report and petition drive for 'Bold Inclusionary Zoning'

Posted June 29, 2021

On Saturday June 19th, Toronto ACORN members from the east and west came out to demand a bold inclusionary zoning policy from their city councillors. There will be an important vote in September that could require all new condos to include affordable units. ACORN members are demanding that 20%-30% of all new developments, with 60 or more units, are set aside as permanently affordable rental housing.

Downtown Toronto ACORN Fighting For More Affordable Housing

Posted June 29, 2021

On June 24 Downtown members got together and marched the streets of Bloor St W! The members have decided the city councillor’s zoning policy is simply not enough and we need something better. Places like Dufferin and Bloor St W are slowly becoming unlivable due to the high rent and gentrification. ACORN members decided that they wanted to keep pressure on Ana Bailao who is part of the housing committee.  

National Day of Action to End Two Tier Banking

Join your local ACORN office on July 13, 2021 for the National Day of Action to End Two Tier Banking! 

Canada has a Two Tier Banking system. While the banks and the rich are able to create massive amounts of wealth, low income Canadians are denied basic banking services and charged high fees forcing them to 'alternate' banks like Money Mart, Go Easy, and Fairstone.

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Succès du Forum 2021 de Acorn pour des habitations saines // Successful Montreal ACORN Healthy Homes Forum 2021

Posted June 21, 2021

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Les membres de la communauté se sont regroupés au grand Forum de ACORN. Nous avons discuté des prochaines étapes de la campagne Montréal Sain et Abordable pour des loyers sans vermine et sans souris, et pour arrêter les rénovictions à travers Montréal.

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