Wednesday, December 5th, Poverty Makes Us Sick! presents to Regional Council re: cuts to discretionary benefits and CSUMB

Wednesday, December 5th, Poverty Makes Us Sick! presents to Regional Council re: cuts to discretionary benefits and CSUMB

SIGN UP TO SPEAK AT REGIONAL BUDGET HEARINGS

The Region is holding public budget hearings and we all need to have our voices heard!

The Provincial Government is downloading the responsibility of housing people onto the Regions.  The Regions, however, do not have the ability to fund this responsibility.

David Dirks, director of social services, employment and income support with the Region of Waterloo, said the cuts mean a massive shortfall.

Our friends and allies in the Alliance Against Poverty are presenting at the first of two hearings, on November 21st.  PMUS is presenting at the second hearing on December 5.

You should present at these hearings!  We can help you prepare.  Please join with us in encouraging people to present and speak against the cuts.  Tell the Region to take steps to resist the Province and to fully fund a replacement program, if need be.  Email us to learn more about what other Regions have done and what our Region is planning.

You can register to speak on December 5th, at the second meeting.  You must register by noon of November 28th. To register to address the hearing, please call the Council & Administrative Services Office, 519-575-4420

or visit: http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regionalgovernment/budget.asp

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