Poverty and the Provincial Budget: Health, Jobs and Resistance
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.
The Ontario 2010 budget, released on March 25th, confirms that the McGuinty government's "poverty reduction" efforts are all pretense, no substance. 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. What are our options? How can welfare recipients, labor unions and social justice activists organize together? Join us for a discussion about current conditions and strategies forward.
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