Demonstartions and Actions
March 16th pre-budget Rally and March: Fight Poverty, Demand Living Income, Housing, Public Services for All!Submitted by ocap on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 19:40.
On March 16, 2012 FIGHT POVERTY AND DEMAND: A LIVING INCOME! HOUSING! QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ALL!
Important March 16 news and information update here!
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-Solidarity Against Austerity-
Friday, March 16, 2012
Rally and March
College and Bay St, Toronto (Outside the Ministry of Housing)
Join the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and allies for a march and rally on Friday, March 16th, in the lead up to the 2012 Provincial Budget. The McGuinty government has hired former head of the TD bank, Don Drummond, to propose and provide the basis for massive social cutbacks in their 2012 budget. It is being drafted as the Provincial component of the austerity agenda that is gathering force across Canada and internationally. City Hall, Queen`s Park and Ottawa are delivering austerity, but clearly it is being cooked-up on Bay Street by bankers like Drummond to the benefit of their rich friends.
We have to stop the cuts and fight for what poor and working people need!
Come out and defend people on social assistance. Friday, October 23rd
North East Corner of Atwell and Dixon
Coming from downtown: meet inside Kipling Station at 11:45am (tokens provided)
Get on the bus at 2pm at:
- Jane and Finch
- Jane and Sheppard
or, the corner of Jane & Wilson at 2:30pm
As a lead up to the November 5th Campaign for a Poverty Free Ontario
Province-Wide Day of Action, OCAP, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty and a number of people on social assistance will be conducting 2 mass case actions on October 23rd at two of the most notoriously bad welfare offices Toronto: Atwell and Wilson.
Today, more people than ever are being forced to live on welfare in Ontario. They face two major problems. First of all, the income they receive does not let them pay their rent and feed their families properly. Secondly, welfare offices like Atwell and Willson do all they can to deny even the small benefits people are supposed to get. When they apply for Special Diet, Community Start Up and other benefits, they are denied their rights. This must stop.
To see photos from the demonstration click here.
‘WE DON’T NEED A DOCTOR’S NOTE TO TELL US WE’RE HUNGRY!’
OCAP MARCHES ON THE SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTRY
On May 12, a crowd of over four hundred poor people and supporters took the fight for decent income right to the doorstep of the Liberal most responsible
FOR MORE PICTURES, CLICK HERE
In this Wednesday's (September 29) food grab from a high-end grocery store, members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty walked away with $3525.00 worth of food and tolietries.