No More Band-Aids or Bail-Outs for the Rich

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 14:25 to 21:00

No More Band-Aids or Bail-Outs for the Rich

OCAP Meal and March on Financial District

As part of the Campaign for a Poverty Free Ontario
Province-Wide Day of Action

For years, they have been telling us no money exists for decent wages,
proper housing, childcare, education or health care and, certainly, no
money to ensure that poor people on assistance can pay the rent and eat
properly. Yet when the banks and corporations ask for help, public money
suddenly becomes available to them. Money that lines the pockets of CEO's
while thousands are laid off, forced in to precarious work, or living in
total poverty.

For poor people in Ontario, this economic crisis has rubbed salt in our
wounds. We've been living with too little for far too long.

This downturn is unfolding in a context where social supports have already
been cut back and devastated. All three levels of government have made
clear they will not put resources into social programs
crucial to our survival. In fact, as the downturn cuts into revenues,
governments will likely try to cut vital programs in order to balance
their books.

As this system moves into crisis, those in power move to profit once again
at our expense. This is capitalism's crisis - they broke it, and we’re not
paying to fix it!

For the needs of poor and working class people, nothing will be
provided unless we fight together.

We should not wait for a corrupt and brutal system to fix itself, we
should organize and fight to win real and just demands.
Join us on Thursday, November 5th!

We demand:
-Affordable and Accessible Housing: immediate increase to social
housing and access to proper shelter supports
-Decent Income: immediate increase to Social Assistance by 40%,
immediate increase to  (Un)Employment Insurance and Minimum Wage
-Status for all immigrants and refugees: access to services without fear
-Justice For First Nations: stop economic warfare and recognize
-Affordable and Accessible Education

Meeting spots for coming to the Demonstration!

1) 11:30am: Etobicoke
-meeting at Country Style at Dixon and Kipling
-Tokens available

2)12:00pm: Weston and Lawrence: Weston-King Neighborhood Centre
2071 Weston Rd, just north of Lawrence
-Tokens available

3)12:00pm: Malvern Family Resource Centre:
1321 Neilson Road, Scarborough
-Tokens available

4) Jane and Finch Community Centre
-call 416-663-2733 for more details

5) 12:30: Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre
1499 Queen St. W
-tokens available

6) 1:00pm: The STOP Community Food Centre
1884 Davenport Rd
-Bus Available

7) 1:00pm: Sistering
962 Bloor st. w
-Bus Available

St. James Park
King St. East and Jarvis St.
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 1.6524" N, 79° 22' 18.8004" W
Ontario CA

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