Tuesday, April 06, 2010
HEALTH, JOBS AND RESISTANCE:
Another day, another last minute notice. This came in late last night from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP).
Reminder- TOMORROW:Poverty and the Provincial Budget - Public Forum, April 6
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Poverty and the Provincial Budget
_______Health, Jobs and Resistance_______
The Ontario 2010 budget, released on March 25th, confirms that the McGuinty government's "poverty reduction" efforts are all pretense. Poor and working people are being forced to pay for the economic crisis. New cuts to social assistance are the most devastating since Mike Harris slashed welfare rates in 1995. We saw this coming and we need to respond. How can welfare recipients,labor unions and social justice activists organize together ? Join us for a discussion about current conditions and strategies forward.
*Tuesday, April 6
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St. West, Room 5260
*John Clarke*, Organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
*Michael Hurley*, President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Vice-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario.
*Dr. Roland Wong*, Occupational and Community Medicine Physician.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Toronto) www.opirgtoronto.org
University of Toronto Health Studies Students' Union
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) www.ocap.ca
Health Providers Against Poverty www.healthprovidersagainstpoverty.ca
OISE is an accessible location. For more information about this event, contact OPIRG-Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.org .