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(en) Canada. Toronto, OCAP* to take food on the Province's tab AND SEND McGUINTY THE BILL

From OCAP <ocap@tao.ca>
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:21:10 +0200 (CEST)


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The end of this month will close the first year of McGuinty’s Liberal
government. Every month 175,000 people in the GTA use food banks,
surpassing the number of people who used food banks during the Harris
years. Hundreds of thousands more struggle to keep food on table and pay
their rent.
Since 1995, we have seen the cost of accommodation and basic needs costs
rise so much that what you receive to survive on welfare has dropped by
nearly half. The annual tax cut now enjoyed by a CEO earning a million a
year is the amount of grocery money Harris took from seventeen single
parent families on welfare.

Any real change means restoring this shameless giveaway to the rich and
meeting the basic needs of poor people. Any real change means raising
social assistance rates by 40%.

People go hungry in Toronto, the economic heart of this country, not
because there is no food but because governments have acted to make
certain they are poor. There is money in excess for some to eat in
neighbourhoods like Yorkville but only the provincial deficit when it
comes to feeding poor neighborhoods. In Ontario, there are restaurants
whose food belongs on the tables of the poor not the bellies of the rich.

SINCE THE LIBERALS HAVE SHOWN THEY WILL NOT ACT TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY
OF POVERTY BEFORE THEM, OCAP IS READY TO BEGIN REDISTRIUBTING SOME OF THE
WEALTH. NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, SO WE WILL TAKE ACTION. TO MARK THE
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MCGUINTY’S RULE, FOOD WILL BE TAKEN. COMMUNITIES
HUNGRY WILL BE FED – THE BILL WILL GO TO THE PREMIER.

For more information on this action or to find out how you can support it,
call the OCAP office.


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Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
10 Britain St. Toronto, ON M5A 1R6
416-925-6939 ocap@tao.ca www.ocap.ca
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* [Ed. Note: OCAP is antiauthoritarian anticapitalist
direct action social struggle initiative.]


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