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Media Advisory

HAMILTON, ON– For less than 0.1 per cent of the overall budget, the Liberal government stands poised to deepen the crisis of poverty in Ontario by freezing social assistance and delaying planned increases in child benefits, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE will say at a Hamilton media conference on Tuesday, April 3. 

WHATMedia conference on how Liberals are making poverty worse for 0.1 per cent of the budget

WHOJohn Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and Patti Encinas, CUPE Ontario health care worker and vice-president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)

WHENTuesday, April 3, 10:00 a.m.  

WHEREHamilton and District Labour Council, 1130 Barton Street East, Hamilton   

The Liberal government’s proposed 2012 budget will only deepen the crisis of poverty in Ontario. If allowed to pass, the budget will hurt Ontario’s economic recovery by taking billions out of the economy and making things worse for people already living in poverty.

Anti-poverty activists will suggest it’s time to share a little austerity with the rich – by rolling back previous corporate tax cuts.

For more information, please contact:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Ontario Communications, 416-576-7316

Related news release:

For less than 0.1% of the budget, Liberals set to deepen poverty (April 2, 2012)