Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)

April 11, 2012 09:00 ET

Liberals to make poverty worse for less than 0.1% of the budget

Anti-poverty activists to call for rollback of corporate tax cuts

CORNWALL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 11, 2012) - For less than 0.1% of the overall budget, the Liberal government will make poverty worse in Ontario by freezing social assistance and delaying planned increases in child benefits while ignoring recent polls showing widespread support for progressive taxation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)-Ontario, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE will say at a Cornwall media conference on Friday, April 13.

WHAT: Media conference on how Liberals are making poverty worse for 0.1% of the budget
WHO: John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Patti Encinas, CUPE Ontario health care worker, Vice-President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
WHEN: Friday, April 13, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Cornwall Library, Central Branch, Program Room #1
45 Second Street E., Cornwall

The Liberal government's proposed 2012 budget will only deepen the crisis of poverty in Ontario. If allowed to pass, the budget will hurt Ontario's economic recovery by taking billions out of the economy and making things worse for people already living in poverty.

Anti-poverty groups and trade unions are working together to suggest it's time to share a little austerity with the rich - by rolling back previous corporate tax cuts.

Contact Information

  • David Robbins
    CUPE Ontario Communications
    cell 613 878 1431