“Billions for Business, Pennies for the Poor”: Please Petition Premier McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to Canadians’ OW and ODSP

One Paycheck Away  is a one-minute video depicting the growing gap between the rich and the ‘rest of us” in Canada, as shown here:

The following Put Food in the Budget editorial provides the update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Holiday Lunch Dec.19 + Urge Dalton McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to OW and ODSP:

“Billions for Business,
Pennies for the Poor”

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You’re Invited: Holiday Lunch Dec.19 + Urge Dalton McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to OW and ODSP

The following video portrays these concerns:

  • currently a single person on social assistance in Ontario, Canada, gets $585 per month to cover housing, food, transport, and everything else
  • this amount is not enough to cover a healthy food supply and
  • forces those in need to find a different food bank source for day to day.
  • Do the Math yourself and advocate to Put Food In the Budget with an extra $100 increase in social assistance to support healthy food choices. http://putfoodinthebudget.ca/

Put Food in the Budget and the ODSP Action Coalition invite you to a holiday lunch and to sign a special Holiday Card to Dalton McGuinty calling for an immediate $100 increase to OW (Ontario Works) and ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) as a down payment on social assistance rates that reflect the real cost of living.

Your Invite:

FREE Holiday Lunch

December 19, 2011
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 The Stop Community Food Centre
1884 DAVENPORT RD,  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please R.S.V.P. to mark@thestop.org

The Special Holiday Card to Dalton McGuinty reads as follows:

You're Invited: Holiday Lunch Dec. 19 +  Urge Dalton McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to OW and ODSP Now! Above, illustration and design by Tony Biddle.
You're Invited: Holiday Lunch Dec. 19 + Urge Dalton McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to OW and ODSP Now! Above, illustration and design by Tony Biddle.

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