Provincial and Federal Budgets Deliver Austerity to Struggling Communities

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by in SPT News

The federal and provincial budgets are giving a one-two punch to struggling communities across Ontario.  The Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto will be hosting a community discussion, “Government Austerity: What does it mean to us? The community speaks back!” on Thursday, April 5 to take a deeper look at these budgets and their implications for residents across Toronto.  Please join us on April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rexdale Community Health Centre, 8 Taber Road in Etobicoke.  For more information, contact Sheena at ssethi@socialplanningtoronto.org or (416) 231-5499.

In the meantime, read up on the federal and provincial budgets:

Government of Canada: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2012/home-accueil-eng.html

Government of Ontario: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2012/?utm_source=OntarioCA&utm_medium=ad%2Bbanner%2BBigBox&utm_campaign=Budget%2B2012

Commentary and analysis: 

Campaign 2000 (federal): http://www.campaign2000.ca/whatsnew/releases/Canada’s%20children%20told%20to%20fend%20for%20themselves.pdf

Campaign 2000 (provincial): http://www.campaign2000.ca/Ontario/releases/StringentBudgetingForThePoor.pdf

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (federal): http://www.carp.ca/2012/03/29/governent-ignores-carp-members-on-oas/

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (federal): http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/federal-budget-commentary-and-analysis-0

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (provincial): http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/just-mike-ontario-budget-analysis

Canadian Federation of Students (federal): http://www.cfs-fcee.ca/html/english/media/mediapage.php?release_id=1331

CUPE Ontario (provincial): http://cupe.ca/government/ontario-recovery-budget-poverty-budget

CUPE National (federal): http://cupe.ca/budget/job-killing-budget-hurt-economy-drag

Health Providers Against Poverty (provincial):http://www.thealgomanews.ca/News/Regional/Health+Providers+Against+Poverty+Warns+Today’s+Austerity+Budget+Will+Cost+Ontario+By+Worsening+The+Health+Of+Ontario’s+Most+Vulnerable.str?19349

Income Security Advocacy Centre: http://incomesecurity.org/RateFreezeRelease.htm

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (provincial): http://ocap.ca/node/994

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (provincial): http://www.childcareontario.org/?p=5214

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (provincial): http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=1105

Ontario Federation of Labour (provincial): http://ofl.ca/index.php/news/index_in/oflontario_budget_delivers_billions_to_bankers_but_job_loss_and_deep_cuts_f/

Ontario Nonprofit Network (provincial): http://www.theonn.ca/

OPSEU: http://www.opseu.org/news/press2012/march-27-2012.htm

People for Education (provincial): http://www.peopleforeducation.ca/pfe-news/ontario-budget-includes-cuts-to-education-funding/

Wellesley Institute (provincial): http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/?s=ontario+budget+2012&orderby=post_date&order=desc

Wellesley Institute (federal): http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/housing/federal-budget-cuts-another-131-million-in-housing-spending-on-top-of-big-cuts-last-year/

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