On Jan. 23, a small group of protesters stood in the freezing rain at the curb of a construction site for a new condo development in Ottawa’s Mechanicsville neighbourhood.

As cars splashed past the resilient crowd, members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Ottawa, a low-income advocacy group, held up signs demanding the Ontario government amend its proposal on increasing affordable housing.

ACORN members in both Ottawa and Toronto, as part of a province-wide campaign, took to the streets to denounce what they call “pro-developer” rules on inclusionary zoning proposed by the Ministry of Housing.