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TORONTO – Community groups and CUPE members – the people who deliver vital public services – will symbolically queue in front of Queen’s Park on Monday. Their line will represent the more than 2 million Ontarians on wait lists for services such as long-term care, developmental services, child care, home care, affordable housing and a budget that raises minimum wage and social assistance rates above poverty levels.

This action will feature a performance by spoken-word artist Ritallin.

WHO: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and CUPE members

Spoken-word artist Ritallin

Workers’ Action Centre

Canadian Federation of Students

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Put Food in the Budget

WHAT: Spoken-word performance and visual action related to 2013 Ontario budget

WHERE: Outside eastern entrance to Queen’s Park

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 22

Follow the action on Twitter with #2million


For more information, please contact:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316