NDP Town Hall to End Poverty – Monday June 16 in Toronto

NDP MPPs Invite You to Attend a Town Hall Meeting to End Poverty on June 16 in Toronto

Over the spring and summer, NDP MPPs will be hosting public meetings in cities and towns across Ontario to hear Ontarians’ priorities for action to reduce and eliminate poverty.

The Ontario Government has promised to develop a poverty reduction strategy by the end of 2008.

We want to make sure that the Government keeps its promise – and starts to take immediate action to significantly reduce poverty.

The first NDP public meeting will be held on:

Monday, June 16, 6-9 pm,
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
(half a block north of Bloor Street, steps from the Spadina subway station).

Come and share your views with us – and find out how we can work together to ensure that poverty is eliminated in Ontario.

All are welcome! We particularly welcome the participation of people with direct experience of poverty.

The meeting will be hosted by Toronto MPPs Cheri DiNovo (Parkdale-High Park), Rosario Marchese (Trinity-Spadina), Michael Prue (Beaches-East York) and Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth).

Food and refreshments will be provided. Child care is available (please let us know by Friday, June 13). TTC tickets available. Wheelchair accessible.

To RSVP for the Toronto meeting, or find out about future meetings, please contact Laurie Orrett at 416-325-1303 or mprue-qp@ndp.on.ca.

FACTS ABOUT POVERTY:

* 1.3 million Ontarians live in poverty
* 340,000 rely on food banks
* 120,000 are waiting for affordable housing.

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4 Responses to NDP Town Hall to End Poverty – Monday June 16 in Toronto

  1. unnikuttan says:

    we have to fight against poverty.

  2. verbena19 says:

    I fully agree with you!!

  3. ladybroadoak says:

    See you all there .. time for all NEOCONS (including those in the closet to go .. )

    http://www.ladybroadoak.blogspot.com
    http://www.lowlevelradiation.blogspot.com

  4. verbena19 says:

    Virginia, thanks for your message and the links to your blogs. I will be at the NDP Town Hall, so please be sure to say hi if you see me. I will be with the Brampton-Springdale NDP group (I am the Provincial Rep and Women’s Rep for this riding) and I will be voicing my concern about ODSP and the criminal way it treats Ontario’s disabled persons. I know from experience, for my kid brother was born with cerebral palsy. He’s having a hard time with ODSP taking 50% of his paycheque from his new part-time job at Lowe’s. It’s hard physical work! He winds up making only $4.00/hr!!! Is this not criminal??? He works just as hard — actually harder! — than his ‘abled’ co-workers. The NDP needs to address this huge inequality/criminality!!!!

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