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Media Advisory: ACORN Canada report on internet accessibility reveals home-internet costs taking big bite out of people's food budget

216 Days ago

Prominent voices join call for affordable internet for low income families as policy window opens at CRTC

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2016) - On February 2, 2016, join ACORN Canada and prominent allies for the release of Internet for All, a report summarizing 400 testimonials from low-income Canadians about how vital yet unaffordable home internet is. The report is also a call on the federal government to seize the policy opportunity that has arisen due to the CRTC review of basic telecommunication services.

Where: Osgoode Hall - 130 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Tuesday, February 2nd at 1:30 PM
Who: ACORN Provincial Rep - Alejandra Ruiz Vargas
Maytree President - Elizabeth McIsaac
ACORN member- Sashane Needham on what life is like raising kids without internet
Elementary Teachers of Toronto President - John Smith
The Action Group on Access to Justice Manager - Sabreena Delhon (moderator)

This diverse group will speak in detail about why internet access is a human right and why the federal government and its agencies should seize the policy opportunity created by the CRTC telecom review.

More information on campaign found here:

https://www.acorncanada.org/internet-all-internet-use-and-accessibility-low-income-canadians

ACORN Canada - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Canada - is among the nation's largest organizations of low- and moderate-income families, with over 80,000 members in more than 20 communities working together for social and economic justice.

For more information, or to speak with
any of the speakers, contact:
John Anderson
647 204 2767
toronto@acorncanada.org