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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