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Activist Communique: Stop the War on the Poor - Make the Rich Pay!

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Activist Communique: Stop the War on the Poor - Make the Rich Pay!

The Deets:

Thursday October 17, 2013

12:00 pm noon

College Street and University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario


The Call Out:

Raise the Rates Rally at Ontario Ministry of Finance

What we want: 

·Stop the attacks on ODSP (Disability) benefits: no merger!

·Restore Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit

·Raise the Rates of Social Assistance 55%!

·Raise the Minimum Wage to $14 Now!

When: Thursday, October 17 at 12 Noon

Where: Corner of College and University, Toronto

*Lunch Provided

*ASL interpretation available

*EAST-END meet-up point with TTC Tokens: 11:30am, Carlton/Sherbourne

*PARKDALE meet-up point with TTC Tokens: 11am, PARC drop-in at 1499 Queen St. West 

*JANE-FINCH: Free Bus: 11am @ YorkGate Mall in the No Frills parking lot *Look for the Pink Bus*, returning 1:30pm 

Download the flyer/poster here:http://ocap.ca/node/1104

Join OCAP and allies on Thursday, October 17, the International Day for the ‘Eradication of Poverty’, as part of a Province-wide Week of Action, for a noon-time rally at the Ministry of Finance. We will fight the plans to merge Ontario Works and ODSP and demand real action on poverty from the Wynne Government!

The austerity measures coming from this Government are about taking resources from working class and poor people and handing them over to the rich. We’re going to the Finance Ministry because that’s where the plans get made and that’s where our money is. In place of the endless talk of this Government about 'poverty reduction', we will be taking action! *Contact us with any accessibility needs or concerns.

*Contact us with any accessibility needs or concerns.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) (416) 925-6939 / ocap@tao.ca

ALSO - join the Provincial Convergence on Saturday...



Anti-poverty organizations from across Ontario will be converging in Sudbury on Saturday, October 19th for a Gathering, Rally and March.

When: Saturday, October 19th

Leaving downtown Toronto at 8:30am, from Carlton/Sherbourne, returning the same day by 11pm.

*Bus is Wheelchair accessible. Lunch/snacks will be provided.

TO REGISTER for a seat on the bus call: 416-925-6939 OR email ocap@tao.ca

The Raise the Rates Campaign is fighting back against the Ontario Government’s plans to get rid of ODSP and attack disabled people. We are demanding social assistance rates be raised and that the minimum wage become a living wage.

On Saturday, October 19, the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP) is organizing a rally and march in their city that people from other parts of the Province will be part of as the last event of a week of action against poverty and austerity. OCAP has a bus going up for the action. It will not cost anything and food will be provided. We will get you back on the same day.

If you would like to book a seat on the OCAP bus or need more information, call or email us today! *Contact us with any accessibility needs or concerns

SCHEDULE OF PROVINCIAL EVENTS posted at: www.ocap.ca as well as here:https://www.facebook.com/RaiseTheRates

JOIN THE WEEK OF ACTION! If your organization wants to hold an event or if you are interested in finding out how you can get involved, contact us right away!

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) (416) 925-6939 ocap@tao.ca

CUPE Ontario Raise the Rates Campaign: www.cupe.on.ca/raisetherates

On Facebook, join the Raise the Rates page: https://www.facebook.com/RaiseTheRates
Twitter: @OCAPtoronto #RaisetheRates



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