Anti Austerity discussion a success, tent city post poned due to tornado warning and yesterdays crazy storm

27 Jul

On July 26th members of the community gathered to oppose the austerity budget of the provincial Lie-beral government and the dirty trick that landed Witmer, who gutted workers rights to be placed as head of the WSIB. Due to last nights crazy storm and the tornado warnings we decided that tent city will be post poned a week to next thursday at four. After figuring that out our discussion began.

Our First speaker from the Toronto based OCAP, Gary, spoke about the global economic crisis and its local impacts. The discussion then turned to what the Lie-beral government is doing through their austerity budget such as freezing workers wages, cutting community start up and gutting social programs.

the discussion then came up about the insult to injured workers that the liberals did by appointing Witmer, the former Tory who gutted workers rights under the Harris regime to the head of the WSIB which is supposed to serve injured workers. Many agreed that this opportunistic move that the Lie-berals pulled so they can get their majority is part of the broader campaign of both Tories and Liberals to enrich themselves off of the backs of those injured most by capitalism and must be opposed.

It was decided that we would do tent city next thursday at 4 and meet at the gazeboo on the island and that during the by election we will intervene by opposing both of these opportunistic parties by informing the general public about this nepotism and call on the people to support the basic rights of injured workers.

The meeting ended with enthusiasm as an agenda and plan of action was set.

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4 Responses to “Anti Austerity discussion a success, tent city post poned due to tornado warning and yesterdays crazy storm”

  1. doug July 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Don’t people actually need a job before they can complain about workers rights?I know the word JOB scares the likes of you people!!

    • Michael July 28, 2012 at 12:50 am #

      I have a job, thanks…yet I can still see and have solidarity with those our system has marginalized as being not economically viable. Capitalistic systems tend to collapse when their elites become decadent and greedy and rely on fascism to maintain control, and this is now happening.

    • Al July 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Wow you’ve got lots of comments here Doug. My excuse is that I’m semi retired with time on my hands. Any chance that while criticizing Julian’s lack of a job that you’re in a similar situation?

      • doug July 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

        Sorry to disappoint you but I’ve been in the workforce over 40 years now and never been without a job.

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