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Tell Premier McGuinty to build Ontario, not tear it apart.
Premier McGuinty put banker Don Drummond in charge of recommending nearly 400 cuts to jobs and public services in Ontario. At a time when Ontarians are in desperate need of economic recovery, these cuts will jeopardize every aspect of society: from health care to full-day kindergarten to pensions. No public service is safe. However, in McGuinty's reckless plan to balance Ontario's books by putting more people out of work and destroying the social safety net, he refuses to roll-back corporate tax cuts that are starving the province of billions of dollars that could be better used to create new jobs and help tens of thousands of struggling Ontario families to get back on their feet.
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For Refugee Rights Day, CCLA will be focusing on Bill C-31, a new bill that proposes many profound, worrying changes to Canada's immigration and refugee law. On Refugee Rights Day, join us to learn more about this unfair, unconstitutional, unaffordable and un-Canadian bill, and to help us raise awareness!
12 Noon to 1.30 pm
Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street @ Church (Lunch will be provided)
Unpacking Bill C31 : the two-tier Immigration and Refugee System
+ Jail Cell Protest (Gould @ Church, in front of Ryerson Student Center)
11:30am to 2:30pm
The first day of pink was held in September 2007 at a rural high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia. A grade nine student had worn a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. He was bullied by a group of grade 12 students using homophobic and transphobic slurs. Bullies threatened that if the student ever wore pink again, he'd pay.
17 year old David Shepherd and Travis Price heard about the incident and took action. They bought 50 pink tank tops from a discount store and used social media to organize what they called a "sea of pink" in solidarity against bullying. More than 300 students showed up in pink.