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Province-Wide Video Tour

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE is teaming up with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and local community allies to take on an important message on the road.  The latest Provincial budget stands to deepen the crisis of poverty in Ontario by freezing social assistance rates and delaying planned increases in child benefits.

Please help to circulate the information about each stop to locals and members in the area. We encourage you to attend the tour stop and join us in our demand for an increase in social assistance rates to a level where poor people can live with dignity. We are also demanding a full restoration of the Special Diet – a food supplement program which provided up to $250 a month for those who could not afford health food – which was gutted by the Liberal government in 2011.

Click Here to see the response to this initiative by Premier Dalton McGuinty

Can’t attend a tour stop?  You can also watch the video below.


Tour stops are coming to a city near you!

City Address Date and Time Media
 NORTH BAY Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23 – 150 First Avenue West Thursday, Mar. 22 @ 10am – 11am North Bay Nugget


 SUDBURY CUPE Office – 868 Falconbridge Rd., Unit 5 Thursday, Mar. 22, @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm Sudbury Star
 GUELPH Library Main Branch – 100 Norfolk St. Monday, Apr. 2 @ 10am – 11am  Guelph Tribune
 KITCHENER Downtown Community Centre – 35B Weber St., West Monday, Apr. 2 @ 2pm – 3pm  The Record
 HAMILTON HDLC Classroom – 1130 Barton St. E. Tuesday, Apr. 3 @ 10am – 11am

Hamilton Spectator

900 CHML

 ST. CATHARINES Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 418 – 292-296 Vine St. N. Tuesday, Apr. 3 @ 2pm – 3pm

St. Catharines Standard

Niagara This Week

 OSHAWA Royal Canadian Legion, Branch  043 – 471 Simcoe St. S. Wednesday, Apr. 4 @ 10am – 11am CHEX TV
 BELLEVILLE Public Library, Seminar Room – 254 Pinnacle St. Wednesday, Apr. 4 @ 2pm – 3pm  
 LONDON Royal Canadian Legion, Back Room Tuesday, Apr. 10 @ 11am – 12pm London Community News
 SARNIA Main Library, 2nd floor Tuesday,, Apr. 10 @ 2pm – 3pm The Observer
 WINDSOR Library, Riverside Branch, Meeting Room Wednesday, Apr. 11 @ 10am – 11am

Windsor Star

Windsor Star Video

 KINGSTON Central Library, Chown Room Thursday, Apr. 12 @ 12pm – 1pm

The Whig


 CORNWALL Library, Program Room Friday, Apr. 13 @ 10am – 11am Standard Freeholder
 OTTAWA TBD Friday, Apr. 13 @ 2pm – 3pm  

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