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MEDIA ADVISORY:

Launch of Vote for a Change Campaign and
Pledge to Invest in the Canada We Want

(Toronto) December 30, 2005 - Rather than bribe voters with their own money, the Vote for a Change campaign believes that we cannot afford tax cuts when there are so many needs not being met in this country.

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, on January 4, 2006, Vote for a Change will launch a pledge to Invest in the Canada We Want. The pledge makes the point that taxes are a good investment, and calls on Canadians to
vote for social justice, not tax cuts. Please join Vote for a Change and its partners as they set out to collect signatures on the pledge.

Partners include Anglican Church of Canada,
Campaign Against Child Poverty,
Canadian AIDS Society,
Canadian Association of Food Banks,
Canadian Auto Workers,
Canadian Child Care Advocacy Association,
Canadian Federation of Students,
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association,
Canadian Labour Congress,
Canadian Union of Postal Workers,
Canadian Union of Public Employees,
Centre for Social Justice,
Communications Energy and Paperworker's Union,
Community Social Planning Council of Toronto,
Council of Canadians,
DAWN - Disabled Women's Network Ontario,
National Anti-Poverty Organization,
National Association of Women and the Law,
Ontario Coalition for Social Justice,
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care,
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants,
Public Service Alliance of Canada,
Toronto and York Region Labour Council,
Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care,
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee,
Urban Alliance on Race Relations

WHERE: Centre for Social Justice - Third Floor Boardroom
498 College Street (one block west of Bathurst on the south side)

WHEN: 12 noon, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

WHAT: Launch of Vote for a Change campaign and our national pledge

WHO: Spokespersons for Vote for a Change (organized by the Centre for Social Justice) and their national partners

For further information please contact:

David Langille, Director
416-927-0777, 416-605-9534 cell
langille@socialjustice.org
or Romana King, Media Relations
416-895-5407 cell
romanaking@rogers.com

Website www.VoteforaChange.ca

"We want our taxes back
... back into our hospitals
... back into our schools
... back into our communities"

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