Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now planning rally
SYDNEY — An association targeting slum landlords in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is planning a demonstration Wednesday to rally support for the cause.
Evan Coole, organizing committee member for Cape Breton Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, said the event grew out of the response the group has been getting on the doorstep as they attempt to raise awareness of the problem of substandard housing in the region.
“This isn’t just a problem of tenants, it’s a community problem and it requires a community response,” he said.
Coole said the group was disappointed in a recent meeting they had with CBRM Mayor John Morgan.
“He took it almost personally that we were raising issue with the CBRM and deflected attention to the province,” he said.