Nova Scotia ACORN held a townhall on September 27, 2013 to discuss tenants rights and rent control. Panelists included community activist and Solidarity Halifax member Evan T. Coole, and Bruce Muir of Dalhousie Legal Aid. The evening was moderated by social worker and Solidarity Halifax member Jackie Barkley and also featured ACORN organizer Shay Enxuga.
We are in the midst of an election, and ACORN-NS is fighting to put tenants rights on the agenda, specifically the implementation of rent control. Wages stay low as rent goes up, and landlords can raise the rent as high as they want while low-income tenants feel the squeeze.