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ACORN Social Assistance Rally

November 09, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Lisa MacLeod's Constituency Office
3500 Fallowfield Rd
Nepean, ON K2J 4A7
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Jennifer Moore, Ottawa District Labour Council

ACORN members are planning to confront Minister Lisa MacLeod with their own review of social assistance on Fri, Nov 9th. Meet at 1:30pm at her office at 3500 Fallowfield Rd.

Ontario ACORN members are demanding:

·  An immediate stop to the proposed social assistance cuts. In the last budget, the government passed a 3% raise and now MacLeod has proposed to reduce that to 1.5%

·  Raise the rates by $500/month for people on OW and ODSP.

·  The Housing Allowance must reflect the market rate rent in Ontario. Allowance needs to be set by the City

·  Increase the employment income before clawbacks from $200/month to $800/month.

·  Limits for OW recipients need to match limits of ODSP recipients.

·  Make all assets exempt for the first 6 months of assistance.

·  Consider all RRSPs as exempt assets, regardless of whether they are locked in or not.

Will you come?