The members of CUPE 416 and 79 who work for the City of Toronto are now on strike. The business media has begun its inevitable campaign of misinformation to produce the greatest possible backlash against these workers. We are encouraged to focus on uncollected garbage and suspended services but not, of course, to give any regard to the rights of public sector workers or to think as working people about what is at stake in this strike.
Decent, Affordable, Accessible Housing For All
1. Ensure that enough social, supportive and accessible housing is built to eliminate the waiting list
2. Stop the sell-off of public housing
3. Repair TCHC units
4. Don't ask don't tell
In 1995, just before the Harris Government cut social assistance rates by 21.6%, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty marched from the low-income community of Regent Park into affluent Rosedale.
Public Meeting on Streets To Homes
Thursday, September 18th
349 Ontario St.
(Between Dundas and Gerrard)
Meal at 11:30
Meeting at noon
Organized in conjunction with CUPE 4308
Dear Mr. Miller, Mr. Mihevc, Mr. De Jong:
As you are aware, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has been a vocal critic of the City of Toronto’s Streets To Homes (S2H) program. Our primary concern is that the City has treated the S2H program as if it can replace all other forms of social support for Toronto’s homeless population. We’ve watched the City defund shelters and meal programs resulting in the loss of over 300 shelter beds in the past two years.