ONTARIO COALITION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

ONTARIO COALITION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

October 12, 2006 15:16 ET

OUR GOVERNMENTS KEEP 1 IN 6 ONTARIANS POOR

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - On Tuesday, October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, low-income people, anti-poverty groups, unions, faith groups, community organizations, young people, and seniors will rally in numerous locations throughout Ontario to urge the Ontario government to act now to end poverty.

Recent reports of the United Nations as well as community reports about poverty in various locations in Ontario demonstrate that their "vital signs" include dramatic poverty, notably among aboriginals, single mothers, recent immigrants and refugees, and young people.

Diverse Ontarians in Cornwall, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Cobourg, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catherine's, Chatham, Windsor, Manitoulin Island, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Kenora, and elsewhere will all tell their MPPs, MPs, and municipal politicians on city councils and boards of education that they must act immediately to end poverty in all their jurisdictions.

Poverty is not inevitable. Governments can choose to end it.
IN: ECONOMY, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • John Argue, Coordinator
    Primary Phone: 416-441-3714
    E-mail: info@ocsj.ca