Saturday, May 15, 2010


Day of Action at Local Members of Provincial Parliament Offices:
Thursday, May 20th

The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is challenging the decision to eliminate the Special Diet for people on welfare and disability. We are demanding this vital benefit be left alone and that the Government Raise the Rates now.

Coming out of the momentum of April 15th, we are organizing a series of actions to build up resistance to the attack on the Special Diet between now and the closing of Provincial Legislature in June. This will include a major mobilization at the Provincial Government Buildings on June 17. To ensure that the fight is taken into as many communities as possible, we are calling for a day of actions at local Liberal MPPs' offices on Thursday, May 20.

We leave it up to people to decide the kind of event that is right for them. Some may choose to occupy an office. Some may think it better
to rally outside. Others may want to bring a delegation and call for a meeting. Please let us know what ideas you have for ways to drive this issue home at Liberal offices so we can share them with people in other communities.

Whatever tactic you think is possible and works best for you, we are calling on people across this Province to make May 20 a day when the cut to Special Diet is put before the Liberals in a way they can't ignore.

The loss of the Special Diet means people will not have a healthy diet. Some will be made homeless, many will suffer ill health and lives will be shortened. We don't just want to protest this attack but intend to defeat it.

If you want to be part of this fight back and the May 20th Day of Action, e mail us at or call us at (416) 925-6939

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