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ACORN Canada Wins Big against Slum Landlords

British Columbia:  ACORN Canada’s campaign against slum landlords won a major victory in a landmark case that has led to $115,000 fine against Surrey Slumlord Gurdyal Singh Sahota for failing to comply with orders of the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) to properly maintain their buildings.

This is a precedent setting decision in that this case marks the first time the RTB has exercised the power to fine a landlord. To see the press coverage follow one of the links below:

ACORN Toronto goes to Queen’s Park

On March 2, 2011 ACORN Toronto had a day of action at Queen’s Park demanding provincial regulations for remittances.

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Remittance Meeting in Ottawa Today

Remittance meeting on February 22nd at 6pm.

On Tuesday February 22nd at 6pm, Ottawa ACORN members will be meeting at 81 Montreal Rd to strategize and discuss the upcoming March 2nd action on remittance fee reduction. The remittance justice campaign was initiated over a year ago with ACORN members fighting for regulations on remittance costs. The rally on March 2nd at 12pm which members are organizing for, on Tuesday evening, is set to take place at 427 Laurier Ave, located at Laurier and Kent. Childcare and ride services are available for all those attending. For ride services or more information on the meeting Tuesday night, please contact Ottawa ACORN at (613) 746-5999

ACORN Canada

ACORN Canada is the nations largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 30,000 member families organized into 19 neighborhood chapters in 4 cities across the country.

ACORN Canada’s goal is to represent and champion the interests Canada‚Äôs low- and moderate-income urban communities on the critical issues of social and economic justice.

Since 2004 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to their members. Their priorities include: better housing for first time tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and regulation of payday lenders.

ACORN Canada achieves these goals by building community organizations which win changes — through direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation

ACORN members participate in local meetings and actively work on campaigns, elect leadership from the neighborhood level up, and pay the organization’s core expenses through membership dues and grassroots fund raisers.

ACORN Canada’s website is available at: http://www.acorncanada.org


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