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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACTS ABOUT POVERTY:
* 1.3 million Ontarians live in poverty
* 340,000 rely on food banks
* 120,000 are waiting for affordable housing.