The Ford government’s first budget came out on Thursday, April 11. It is bad news for the people. But the populist Premiere knows that bad news must be delivered with a smile, and confusing rhetoric.
So join us to make sense of how the budget will impact our lives, from education to healthcare to legal representation, to social assistance, and more.
Then let’s figure out how to build a resistance movement that can become Dougie’s worst nightmare.
Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition
Amina Vance, Students Say No
Jackie Esmonde, Income Security Advocacy Centre
Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTC Riders
Kelly White, Street Health Overdose Prevention Site
John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Natalie Mehra is the executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Amina Vance is a high school student and one of the lead organizers of the Ontario-wide student walkouts.
Jackie Esmonde is a staff lawyer with a legal aid clinic, the Income Security Advocacy Centre and a member of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.
Shelagh Pizey-Allen is the executive direction of TTC Riders.
Kelly White volunteered with the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society and now serves as Coordinator of the Overdose Prevention Site at Street Health.
John Clarke has been active in anti-poverty struggles for over 40 years, and is a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.