Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 9th - The Party's Over, but the Poverty continues ...

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The $6 billion Olympic party is over, but poverty in British Columbia is not. The Campbell government's legacy of severe cutbacks to vital healthcare and social services for vulnerable British Columbians continues. Join the Victoria Coalition Against Poverty (VCAP) on April 9th for a rally and street party and demand a stop to the cutbacks before there's nothing left to cut!

British Columbia has had the highest child poverty rates in the country for 6 years running, and this budget saw more cuts to services for young children and their families. From reducing dental care and birth control access for people with disabilities to ending funding for legal and tenancy advocacy programs, cuts tabled in the 2010 provincial budget worsen already unacceptable standards of social welfare in British Columbia and highlight the need for community solidarity and resistance.

We'll meet at the Ministry of Health at Blanshard and Pandora at 12pm and march to the Ministry of Housing and Social Development at Pandora and Quadra at 12:30 for a street party, live music, speakers, food, interactive art and more!

Come join us in demanding affordable housing, livable incomes, and accessible, quality healthcare! Stand up for dignity and justice!

The Victoria Coalition Against Poverty (VCAP) is a coalition of  grassroots organizations that together are demanding an immediate end to poverty. Reach us at