The Trouble With Billionaires - Democracry, Government and the 1%

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 17:00 to 19:00
Toronto City Hall - Council Chamber
100 Queen Street West @ Nathan Philips Square
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

Starting with the 2008 financial meltdown,  then bank bailouts,  government deficits,  out-sourcing,  factory shutdowns,  high unemployment,  record  high household and student debt,  then the Euro-debt crisis, and now government austerity programs with cutbacks in Federal and Provincial budgets to public services  and social programs  including pensions, drug benefits and Medicare  - - - -                   it’s still the “Great Recession” and …

The Trouble With Billionaires – Democracy, Government and the 1%

20th Annual Free Public Forum  an all-ages event for thoughtful Canadians

 Wednesday, May 29th, 1 to 3 pm  –  Doors open at 12 noon  –

Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber                                                                                                            100 Queen Street West @ Nathan Phillips Square

Featuring:  author/journalist Linda McQuaig   and

Honouring:  Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page    

Presented by the Older Canadians Network

Telephone:  416-260-3429    Email:  OlderCanadiansNetwork@bellnet.ca

 

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