The 25 in 5 Network and Campaign 2000 are asking folks to call the
Finance Minister to urge action in the budget on poverty. If you
live in Ontario, please consider taking a few minutes to call Minister
Duncan's office--the number and a few key points are below.
Ontario Campaign 2000 Partners & Friends - we need your help
URGENT - Phone the Finance Minister NOW
to get Poverty in the Budget!
The economy is getting worse. People who live in poverty are feeling it most.
We need a provincial budget on March 26 that makes poverty reduction
Take 2 minutes today to phone the Finance Minister and tell him - you
want him to put funding in the budget to tackle poverty !
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan's public statements so far indicate
poverty reduction might not be his priority.
But economists around the world know that the best economic stimulus
is to put money in the hands of low-income people, and to invest in
social infrastructure to create jobs.
Now is the time for Finance Minister Duncan to make the connection
between economic stimulus and poverty reduction.
Take two minutes to call him, and tell him to put funding in the
budget to tackle poverty in Ontario!
Don't be shy! It's easy and effective. Here's what to do:
If you're calling from the GTA:
· Dial 416-325-0400.
If you're calling from outside the GTA:
· Dial 0-416-325-0400.
· Use the automated operator to call collect.
· The collect call will be accepted.