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Toronto, Ont. – On Wednesday, October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, over 2,000 members of CUPE will march from the Metro Convention Centre, (south building), to Metro Hall Square at 55 John St.

The CUPE delegates will join members of the broader Toronto community, as well as international workers, community groups and others around the world who will march in numerous countries to demand the issues of poverty be addressed everywhere.

The rally at Metro Hall will bring messages from CUPE National President Paul Moist, and Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux, Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario president, Joanne Webb, co-senator of CUPE’s national Aboriginal Council and Sri Lankan refugee Lucya Pirapakaran of the Worker’s Action Centre.

WHEN: Noon Wednesday, October 17 delegates leave south building of Metro Convention Centre, 222 Bremner, marching west to Blue Jay’s Way to John St.

Rally ends at 1:30 p.m.

WHAT: Rally to eradicate poverty

WHERE: Metro Hall Square, 55 John St.


For further information, to arrange an interview or a press pass please contact:

Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, 416.892.8716
Sébastien Goulet, CUPE Communications, 613.808.0675
Hélène Bélanger, CUPE Communications, 416.893.7458