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TORONTO – Toronto CAN (Toronto Civic Action Network), has organized a Beat Back the Budget Blues rally and march to encourage Toronto’s city council to put people first, when deliberating the funding of city services. The events will take place:

Tuesday, March 5

1:30 p.m. Rally at the Church of the Holy Trinity

(behind Eaton’s Centre)

1:45 p.m. March to City Hall

We want to remind councillors that people want a budget that puts community needs ahead of the bottom line,” says Lauraine Leblanc, the coordinator of the Metro Network of Social Justice.

The budget has too great an impact on those who are already marginalized in our city,” says Tanya Gulliver, a Toronto CAN spokesperson. “We need a budget that protects the homeless and children. The cuts to homeless shelters, child care, and swimming pools must be reversed.”

Toronto CAN is a community-labour coalition working to protect city services.


Contact: Tanya Gulliver: 416-598-4521

Shannon McManus: 416-292-3999