MEDIA ADVISORY -
(Toronto) December 26, 2005 - From Monday December
26, 2005 to Wednesday January 4, 2006, Vote for a Change and its
partners will be available to speak to the issues that matter most
- Cathy Crowe, Street Nurse, 416-560-7235 (cell); housing issues
- Josephine Grey, Low Income Families Together & Democracy
(cell), 416-963-9294 (home); poverty issues, child benefits, government
accountability, human rights, socio-economic roots of crime and
- Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN, Ph.D, Executive Director, Registered
Nurses' Association of Ontario, 416-828-1852 (cell); access to
health care and health determinants.
- David Langille, Director, Centre for Social Justice, 416-927-0777
(work); socio-economic roots of poverty; security and peace issues;
- Jesse Greener, Ontario Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students,
416-301-5747 (cell); student and post-secondary issues, youth
- Dennis Howlett, National Anti-Poverty Organization, 613-889-0141
(cell), 613-233-7139 (home); poverty; healthcare; tax cuts.
- Tam Goossen, President of Community Social Planning Council
of Toronto, (416) 964-3595; immigrant settlement; community development;
- Marvyn Novick, Professor of Social Policy, Ryerson University
(416) 534-7982 (home), (416) 846-0999 (cell); social policy; poverty
- Stewart Wells, President of National Farmer's Union, (306) 773-6852;
rural issues, agriculture; genetically modified foods
- Sri Guggan Sri-Skanda-Rajah, President of Urban Alliance on
(416) 757-6043 (work), (416) 460-1324 (cell); racism; immigrant
The federal government is not meeting its national responsibilities
towards children and seniors, not providing affordable housing,
health care or education. It is not protecting the environment or
contributing development assistance consistent with Canadian values
and international obligations.
In an effort to fight this trend, the Centre for Social Justice
launched the Vote for a Change campaign - a non-partisan, issues-based
campaign whose aim is to educate people to vote for politicians
who are willing to re-invest in Canada and re-invest in Canadians.
The listed speakers are part of this initiative. They can provide
your viewers and listeners with comprehensive and timely information
on why our federal government needs to concentrate on social infrastructure,
rather than buying votes.
For further information please contact:
David Langille, Director,
Romana King, Media Relations,
"We want our taxes back
... back into our hospitals
... back into our schools
... back into our communities"
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