MEDIA ALERT - Release of new Ontario Report Card on Child Poverty

    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Campaign 2000 will be releasing its latest
Report Card on Child & Family Poverty in Ontario on Wednesday, April 2 at the
Queen's Park Media Studio in Toronto.
    The report is being released in preparation for government consultations
due to begin this spring to get input on Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy.
    Titled "The Road Ahead: Poverty Reduction in Ontario", the report
includes the latest statistics on child and family poverty in Ontario, and
recommendations for government action.

                            You are invited to --

                       A Campaign 2000 Media Conference
                        on Wednesday, April 2 11:00am
                         at Queen's Park Media Studio

    Speakers: -  Jacquie Maund, Coordinator, Ontario Campaign 2000.
              -  David Clegg, President, Elementary Teachers' Federation of
              -  Parent activist with Campaign 2000.

    For further information, or to download a copy of the report (in English
and French) on April 2nd, please visit our website at
    Porte parole francophone: Joanne Frenchkowski, Le Centre d'action pour la
sécurité du revenue.

    Ontario Campaign 2000 is a non partisan coalition of 66 organizations
across Ontario committed to ending child and family poverty in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Jacquie Maund, Ontario Coordinator, Campaign
2000, Tel. (416) 595-9230 x241; Liyu Guo, Program Assistant, Campaign 2000,
Tel. (416) 595-9230 x244; Porte parole francophone: Joanne Frenchkowski, Tel.
(416) 597-5820 x5153

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