190 organizations from across BC call for all-party action on poverty

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Organizations and community leaders from across
the province will join together on Thursday February 5 to release a joint
statement calling for leadership on poverty reduction from all BC political

    News conference details

    February 5, 2009, 9:30 AM
    Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 W Georgia
    Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen Rooms

    Speakers: Members of the Poverty Reduction Committee

    Dr Ted Bruce, BC Medical Health Officers Council and BC Public
     Health Assn
    Kathryn Seely, Canadian Cancer Society
    Ernie Crey, Sto:lo Tribal Council
    Patrice Pratt, Vancity Credit Union
    Sherman Chan, MOSAIC
    David Dranchuk, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
    Judy Darcy, Health Employees Union
    Seth Klein, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
    Michael McKnight, United Way of the Lower Mainland

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Sarah Leavitt, Communications
Officer, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, (604) 801-5121, ext 233, or

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