Members of BC ACORN, an advocacy group, gathered in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 to raise awareness of their concerns that there is inadequate government support for people living with disabilities.
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The BC ACORN diabillity rights group holds a daylight vigil in downtown Vancouver
A transit pass for low-income Ottawa residents was confirmed at City Hall during the 2017 draft budget meeting on Nov. 9. The pass had been announced by Mayor Jim Watson last month with few details on the cost or when it would be introduced.
Ottawa ACORN's action for a low income transit pass
Ottawa members with HTC, ATU, CAWI and health centres win $57 a month pass for the poor; pushing for $41 before the year's end!
The City of Ottawa tabled its draft 2017 budget Wednesday with Mayor Jim Watson announcing a low-income transit pass that will cost more than what advocates want.
Protesters were at Ottawa City Hall this morning before the draft budget was tabled.
As a person with a disability Chris Tetreau says he has to stretch 60 dollars a week to buy food. As a supporter of BC ACORN, Tetreau and a dozen others rallied this morning, demanding the provincial government raise social assistance rates to 15 hundred dollars a month for regular assistance and 18 hundred for those with disabilities.
Posted October 13, 2016
The Ontario Liberal government needs to act immediately by raising social assistance rates to levels that let people pay their rent and still live in health and dignity