In the years that the Liberals have been in government in Ontario, the spending power of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) has been allowed to fall. While the Tories cut social assistance rates, the Liberals have provided increases below the rate of inflation, driving people deeper in poverty. Today, it… Continue reading Hunger & Homelessness in Ontario: Raise the Rates!
March to Raise Social Assistance Rates
The Time Is Now: Raise Social Assistance Rates! Rally & March Tuesday, Oct 17 | 12 Noon Toronto City Hall Facebook Event | Lunch Provided | Accessibility Van On-site. On October 17, the International Day for the Elimination of Poverty, the Raise the Rates Coalition is calling everyone out on the streets for a march… Continue reading March to Raise Social Assistance Rates
Launch: Maximum Income Project to Raise the Rates
Campaign Launch @ Royal Bank of Canada AGM Thursday, April 6 | 9am Sony Centre for Performing Arts 1 Front St. East | Facebook Event Download Flyer & Info-graphic The Maximum Income Project is a satirical campaign that mocks provincial hypocrisy on poverty while making serious demands for an Immediate raise to social assistance rates.… Continue reading Launch: Maximum Income Project to Raise the Rates
Ontario-Wide Raise the Rates Week of Action!
The Raise the Rates Campaign is calling on local communities to challenge MPPs during the week of May 18. During that week, they will be in their constituency offices and this is an ideal time to challenge the austerity and growing poverty that is being imposed in this Province. Please find below a schedule of… Continue reading Ontario-Wide Raise the Rates Week of Action!
Join the Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action to Confront Poverty in Ontario: Raise Welfare and Disability Rates Now!
Wynne Government Talks About Justice But Delivers Poverty Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action: October 13 – 20th List of Events Below MPPs will be going back to Queen’s Park on October 20 but, during the week before, they will be in their local communities and in their constituency offices. Doubtless Liberal MPP’s will be feeling… Continue reading Join the Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action to Confront Poverty in Ontario: Raise Welfare and Disability Rates Now!
Raise the Rates Week of Action October 13-17
Wynne Government Talks About Justice But Delivers Poverty Liberal MPPs will be going back to Queen’s Park on October 20 but, during the week before, they will be in their local communities and in their constituency offices. Doubtless they will be feeling quite smug after their election win and telling people about how committed to… Continue reading Raise the Rates Week of Action October 13-17
Raise the Rates Postcards are here!
Contact Raise the Rates if your community need postcards: Raise the Rates facebook page firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal Party’s Party Disrupted in Toronto
This evening, Thursday, May 22nd, a group of OCAP members found their way into an exclusive Liberal Party event with Kathleen Wynne and Justin Trudeau in attendance. We dropped a banner and had the following to say with a speech and flyers distributed through the air : ATTENTION: No Cause for Celebration Ontario Liberal Party:… Continue reading Liberal Party’s Party Disrupted in Toronto
Fighting Back Against Cuts to Disability Benefits – from U.K to Ontario *DPAC Speaking Tour*
Austerity is Global – so is our resistance. The Raise the Rates Campaign is excited to announce an Ontario-wide speaking tour this coming May 2014 of Ellen Clifford from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) UK. OnFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/383847668424188/ DATES & LOCATIONS • May 6: Sudbury Details: Tuesday, May 6th, 7pm, at Kinsmen Room A of the Parkside… Continue reading Fighting Back Against Cuts to Disability Benefits – from U.K to Ontario *DPAC Speaking Tour*
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