Happy International Women's day: Toronto's mayor spares two minutes for women protesting services cuts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2011
Our city, our services, our future: Toronto women deliver letter to mayor Ford on service cuts
Facing cuts to key public services including transit, libraries, recreation, and community centres, women representing diverse communities and groups gathered on Wednesday to give a letter to the Mayor and to ask that services be reinstated. On March 12, Toronto women will rally to defend city services as they mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
Author’s note: This post was commissioned as an IWD blog by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It was initially approved and posted by the Museum on 4 March 2014. It was, however, almost immediately withdrawn as ‘Communications’ at the Museum deemed the one line comment on the current federal Conservative government unacceptable as written. The offer of a substantive footnote and illustrative example from the author brought no reply. ActiveHistory.ca has reposted this time-sensitive contribution here, to which examples of anti-women policies and a footnote have been added.
International Women’s Day Forum
CUBAN WOMEN TODAY!
Mrs. MIRALY GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ
- First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada
& member of the Cuban Federation of Women (FMC)
With special guest:
His Excellency Mr. JULIO GARMENDIA PEÑA
- Cuban Ambassador to Canada