Sudbury media conference Thursday, rally on Friday, will slam "Austerity for people, tax breaks and record profits for business"
SUDBURY, ON, March 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE are holding a media conference on Thursday to call for a provincial budget that rejects corporate-led "austerity" and instead raises the rates for social assistance recipients.
Spokespeople at a Sudbury media conference on Thursday, March 22, will lay out their plans for a major anti-poverty rally and march the following day organized by the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty.
At both the media conference and at Friday's rally, speakers will expose the big business source of the provincial government's "austerity" agenda and call for a provincial budget that responds to pressing social needs and not continue with tax breaks for business.
|WHAT:||Media conference on the provincial budget & against austerity|
|WHERE:||CUPE Sudbury Area Office, 868 Falconbridge Rd, Unit 5, Sudbury|
|WHEN:||Thursday, March 22, 2:30 PM|
|WHO:|| John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Laurel O'Gormon, Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
Patti Encinas, Vice-President, Area 2, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE
The Ontario government is preparing to slash social programs while Canada's banks rake in record profits. Meanwhile, corporate representatives are urging governments to force austerity on people and cut services to communities.
For further information:
David Robbins, CUPE Ontario Communications, cell 613 878 1431