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Poverty and the Provincial Budget

Health, Jobs, and Resistance

Toronto, April 6, 2010.

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The Ontario 2010 budget, released on March 25th, confirms that the McGuinty government's “poverty reduction” efforts are all pretense. Poor and working people are being forced to pay for the economic crisis. New cuts to social assistance are the most devastating since Mike Harris slashed welfare rates in 1995.

  1. John Clarke, Organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
  2. Michael Hurley, President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Vice-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario.
  3. Dr. Roland Wong, Occupational and Community Medicine Physician.

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Sponsored by: Ontario Public Interest Research Group (Toronto),
University of Toronto Health Studies Students' Union,
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP),
Health Providers Against Poverty.

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