OCAP fights for more homeless shelters in Toronto

We stand in solidarity with OCAP and there allies as they take direct action to prevent more homeless deaths. For more background visit www.ocap.ca/node/1057

The remainder of this blog entry is from OCAP’s website:

On Friday, February 15th, in response to a series of homeless deaths
and as the weather dips to frigid temperature once again, OCAP and
allies took over the 2nd floor of City Hall and set up an ’emergency
shelter’ in front of Rob Ford’s office.

At 10pm, police moved in resulting in people being dragged out,
detained in the back halls of City Hall, and issued trespass tickets
with the expectation to appear in court in March.

As a result of yesterday’s action, Councillor Adam Vaughan has said
that he will bring an emergency resolution to Wednesday’s City Council
Meeting calling for action on the homeless crisis.

The emergency continues, and our community mobilization must continue!

NEXT STEPS:

-Join us Wednesday, February 20th at 9:30am at City Hall: help us pack
City Council as this resolution gets presented
-Contact your local City Councillor and demand that they support this
resolution and take action on homeless deaths:
http://app.toronto.ca/im/council/councillors.jsp
-On Twitter follow: @OCAPtoronto  Use: #nohomelessdeaths Tweet at City
Council: #TOpoli #CityofTO #TOCouncil

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
www.ocap.ca
416-925-6939

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