Toronto Stop the Cuts joined OCAP today at the Fight Poverty, Solidarity Against Austerity Rally & March which began at 12pm. Toronto Stop the Cuts released a banner outside City Hall today reading “We Fought Ford, McGuinty’s Next.” (See attached photos)
“What Stop the Cuts Network is fighting is austerity – the plundering of the poor by the rich – not just Rob Ford and city budget cuts” said Victoria Barnett, of Toronto Stop the Cuts Network. “These are cuts to services and jobs coming from all levels of government. Living as we are in a city that already has inadequate and inaccessible services for poor, working and immigrant residents, Stop The Cuts will keep fighting to expand services for all and stop handouts to cops and corporations.”
Toronto Stop the Cuts Network has many neighbourhood chapters that have been organizing across the city. The ongoing organizing of Toronto Stop the Cuts network, along with many other resident, activist and labour groups has created the conditions that have derailed Rob Ford’s agenda. The Toronto budget that passed on January 17th was one success in a long journey, which will include continued struggles at municipal, provincial and federal levels.