Media Advisory - Low-income tenants and homeless move furniture to Ottawa Recruiting Centre, just 5 days before Throne Speech



    MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Hundreds of low-income tenants and
homeless people will move furniture in front of the Canadian Armed Forces
Recruiting Centre, situated right in the middle of downtown Ottawa, not far
from the Office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. This action is intended to
denounce the growing disproportion between the federal government's humungous
military expenditures and the meagre investments aimed at responding to the
basic need of housing. The Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain
(FRAPRU), a Quebec housing coalition of 130 local organizations, including the
Outaouais group, Logemen'occupe, are organizing this event, just five days
before the Throne Speech that will decide the future of the Harper government,
particularly on the issue of whether or not to continue Canada's military
involvement in Afghanistan.

    Date : Thursday October 11th 2007
    Time : 1:30 p.m.: Gathering point and furniture move in front of the
    Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre, 66 Slater Street (corner
    of Elgin), in Ottawa. Media Availability and Speeches on site
    followed by a march to the office of Prime Minister Harper, at the
    Langevin Block, corner of Wellington and Elgin.

    N.B. Interviews are possible before the demonstration, during a community
lunch which will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Centre Père-Arthur-Guertin,
16 Bériault Street in Gatineau.




For further information:

For further information: François Saillant, FRAPRU, (514) 919-2843
(cell), (514) 522-1010; François Roy, Logemen'occupe de l'Outaouais, (613)
277-6507 (cell), (819) 778-1325

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