Friday, May 13, 2005

May 12, 2005 boilingfrogs first blog

Today downtown Toronto played host to a lively rally demanding the Ontario Government immediately increase monthly welfare and disability allowances by $250. Hundreds marched on bellies filled with the finest free spread I've ever seen served up. (did anyone try that pie? man that looked good.)

Apparently there is a special diet provision to release this extra money on a case by case basis, but OCAP , who has been helping people get this special benefit, is now calling for an across the board increase. Look out! If we all become as well fed as we were this afternoon, we may just have the strength to build that better world so desperately yearned for.

If you missed the action, you can look at pictures or watch the video highlights on Sunday May 15, at Nuetral Bar, 349 A College, at Augusta. Toronto's own Chernozym video will screen during the boilingfrog set (7 pm), at the new Solidarity Sundays, where activists, and artists get together for music, film, theatre and more. Immediately folowing the video set, Savoy Howe performs her original piece 'LOOK UP!'. more here www.airapparent.ca



4 Comments:

Anonymous Toronto tenants said...

If you check their website you will see the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty does much more than just protest.

I especially like their housing affiliate site Ontario Tenants Rights.

4:25 PM, July 03, 2006  
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4:34 PM, February 10, 2010  
Anonymous Cromwell Management said...

Phew! the protests well we should speak ourselves and let the government know what we stand for.

12:27 AM, May 23, 2015  
Anonymous Joy@Plateau Natura said...

The most vulnerable families with children will continue to struggle to scrape by without seeing an increase from the Ontario Child Benefit and without any action from this government to address these inadequate social assistance rates.

1:07 AM, August 22, 2015  

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