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October 17, 2012: The UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
From the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction:
Those of us who have been working against poverty in Ontario under the banner of the 25 in 5 Network did not want to let this important day pass without reminding the leaders of Ontario’s three parties of the commitment they made to fighting poverty in our province.
See the letter below for the message that was sent today. And check out these campaigns to take action on poverty today:
- Save Housing Benefits for People on Social Assistance – this campaign is calling for a reversal of the provincial government’s elimination of the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit and the Home Repairs Benefit.
- Ontario Needs a Minimum Wage Workers Can Live On – the Workers’ Action Centre wants you to help build a campaign for a more livable minimum wage.
- Take a Stand Against Poverty – Dignity for All calls on all Canadians to show support for ending poverty in Canada.