Stop the Liberal War on the Poor- Raise the Rates Demonstration

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 17:00

Please forward far and wide!
Download the poster and flyer here: http://ocap.ca/node/1137

STOP THE LIBERAL WAR ON THE POOR

Raise the Rates March to the Ontario Liberal Party Convention

Assemble at Metro Hall
Meal, Rally and March

"Our pots and pans are empty, bring yours to bang!!!!!"

Accessibility Info:

· ASL Interpretation available

· Closest wheelchair accessible subway station: St.Andrew Station (approx
2mins away)

· Wheelchair access van available at Demonstration (contact ocap@tao.ca for more info)

· Transportation from out of town: accessible transport available
(alternative to buses), contact each city for more info.

Out-of-Town Bus Info:

· OTTAWA: Bus leaving from Bronson Centre ( 211 Bronson Avenue )
at 8am, contact to pre-register: forspecialdiet@gmail.com

· KINGSTON: Bus leaving Kingslake Plaza at 10am, contact to
register: 613-328-9401 OR aimee_vanvlack@hotmail.com

· WATERLOO REGION: Bus leaving from Kitchener City Hall (Duke &
College) at 11am, contact to pre-register: forspecialdiet@gmail.com

· SUDBURY: contact to reserve a spot: annaharbulik@gmail.com

· HAMILTON: contact soilworks@bell.net about transportation

Meet-up Locations & Contingents in Toronto (w/ TTC Tokens and/or
Transportation):

·  Jane and Finch with Jane-Finch Action Jane Finch Action Against
Poverty: 12noon, at Yorkgate mall, BUS to downtown

· Weston-King Neighborhood Centre: 10am snacks, 12:15pm departure to
downtown 2017
Weston Rd (just north of Lawrence)

· Bloor and Dovercourt with Sistering: 789 Dovercourt Rd, 12pm

· Parkdale Meet-up at PARC: 1499 Queen St. W, 11am

· Downtown East with OCAP: Moss Park (Queen/Sherbourne) 12:15pm

· South Riverdale Community Health Centre with Health and
Strength Action Group: 12pm @ 955 Queen St. East

· Migrant Justice Contingent - Raise the Rates, Justice for
Rogerio, Status for All! Meeting at 12:30pm at David Pecault Sq. More
Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/271764716321913/

· Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage: joining under the banner of $14 Now!

Kathleen Wynne talks about poverty reduction while imposing deeper poverty
on our communities. She has been a leading member of the Government all
while social assistance (OW and ODSP) rates have lost even more of their
spending power. She was a cabinet minister while the minimum wage was
frozen, while the Special Diet was slashed and while the Community Start
Up and Maintenance Benefit was being eliminated. There is no question that
the Liberals added their own misery to the brutal cuts that the Harris
Tories imposed in 1995. Today a single person on Ontario Works is expected
to survive on just $626 a month, while rent and cost of living continues
to rise beyond
reach.

As we potentially head into another round of provincial elections in the
spring, we will not be swayed by fake gestures and empty rhetoric from any
politicians. We are marching on the convention to demand from all parties
that enough is enough:

* Raise social assistance (OW and ODSP) rates 55% Now! Restore the
spending power lost since 1995!

* Raise the minimum wage to $14/hour Now!

* Restore the Special Diet and Community Start Up Benefits!

* No merger of OW and ODSP, stop the attack on Disability benefits!

For information on how you can help build or participate in this March and
Rally call the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at (416) 925-6939
or email ocap@tao.ca

What are we fighting for: http://update.ocap.ca/node/1135
On Facebook, join the Raise the Rates page:
https://www.facebook.com/RaiseTheRates

Twitter: @OCAPtoronto #RaisetheRates

Endorsed by: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Jane-FInch Action Against
Poverty, Parkdale Against Poverty, Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty,
Kingston Coalition Against Poverty, Poverty Makes Us Sick Waterloo Region,
CUPE - Ontario, OPSEU, and more!

Metro Hall
Corner of King and John Streets
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 47.6808" N, 79° 23' 23.01" W
Ontario CA

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