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Activist Communique: Photos from Friday's anti-austerity demo in Toronto

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Hey all, I have posted a set of photos David and myself took at Friday's anti-austerity demo.

The demo was organized by Toronto Stop the Cuts as a pre-budget showdown in response to the Drummond report. Ontario will lay out its budget on Tuesday March 27, 2012.

Here is the call out:

"Toronto Stop the Cuts calls on friends and allies to join us at the Fight poverty and demand: A living income! Housing! Quality public services for all! Organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty at 12 p.m on Friday, March 16, 2012 at College and Bay outside of the Ministry of Housing.

Toronto Stop the Cuts Network has many neighbourhood groups that have been organizing across the city. The Toronto budget was only one step in a long journey, which will include continued struggles at municipal, provincial and federal levels."

For more information about the demo, please see John Bonner's piece: Drummond report recommendations will be devastating to low income Ontarians.

So please click this link to view our photos for the anti-austerity demo!


Krystal and David

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