This video explains why Put Food in the Budget demands the Ontario Government to immediately increase by $100 a month the social assistance received by adults in Ontario, Canada:

This is an update to my previous blogs:

The Put Food In The Budget Campaign Tour in Ontario, Canada, will happen as follows:

During April, May and June, we’ll take “Premier McGuinty” – a life-size mannequin – to 40 communities around Ontario to challenge the budget’s freeze on social assistance rates.

This province-wide campaign will give people who receive social assistance, plus community service providers, an opportunity to describe how the rate freeze and other budget measures affect them.

The “Hey Premier, Listen Up” tour will also focus on the Social Assistance Review Commission, whose final report is expected in June.

The Put Food in the Budget Campaign demands that Commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir A. Sheikh recommend improvements that would allow Ontarians with the lowest incomes to lead healthful, dignified lives.

The Put Food in the Budget campaign includes representatives of groups whose members are people whose income is social assistance, as well as community faith and labour organizations in thirty communities across Ontario.

To arrange for “Premier McGuinty” to visit  your community , please email bookamcguinty@gmail.com or call 647-985-7342.

Also, please click here to send a letter to Premier McGuinty, urging him to maintain his commitment to reduce poverty and increase social assistance rates immediately.

Here is the itinerary of the Put Food In The Budget Campaign Tour on April 19, 2012:

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012
    9:00 am until 2:30 pm

    • The Stop Community Food Centre

    People on social assistance don’t have enough money for food! Tell Premier McGuinty and your MPP To Put Food In the Budget!”
    The Put Food In The Budget Campaign is touring Ontario – to help Ontarians tell the Premier what they think of his budget. More info, take the survey and write the Premier and your MPP: http://putfoodinthebudget.ca/

    The provincial Tour starts with this first march to visit Queen’s Park. Join us!”

  • 9:00 am Assemble at The Stop Community Food Centre
  • With stops at Houselink, Workers Action Centre
  • 1:30 pm Press Conference at Queen’s Park Media Studio

Please click here to join in on the conversation of the Put Food In The Budget tour on Facebook!

Also, for more info, please click here.

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