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November 23 - 29, 2003
Child Poverty Awareness Week
Test your knowledge of Child & Family Poverty by taking the Child Poverty Quiz and find out
what needs to happen to ensure the well-being of children and families.

North Bay Network for Social Action - Media Advisory dd Nov. 19, 2003
Child Poverty & Housing Crisis: The North Bay Network for Social Action will hold a Press Conference Friday, November 21 at 11:00 A.M at the Catholic Centre, 387 Algonquin Avenue

On June 5th, the North Bay Network for Social Action & DAWN Ontario will be participating in an
Ontario-wide day of flyering organized by the Ontario Needs A Raise Coalition. We are calling for
increases to the minimum wage and social assistance rates and for indexing of both to keep pace
with inflation. Read More =>


Wed. March 19th 7:00 pm
Cassellholme Auditorium, 480 Olive St.
Nipissing NDP Riding Association NOMINATION MEETING
The meeting to select our candidate for the next provincial election will be held on:
Guest Speaker:
* Howard Hampton, MPP, Provincial NDP Leader

February 26 - March 8, 2003
International Women's Day (IWD) Week Events - North Bay
http://dawn.thot.net/GEAN
Sponsored by the Program in Gender Equality and Social Justice, the Campus Women's Centre, and the Gender Equality Alliance of Nipissing (GEAN)
Theme is the Criminalization of Poverty and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Wed. Feb. 26, 2003 7 - 9 pm
Best Western, Lakeshore Dr.
"From Anti-Globalization Protests to Building a Peace Movement"
Public Forum (during CLC Winter School)
Sponsored by Canadian Labour Council and North Bay & District Labour Council
Speakers:
* Sandra Cordero, Trade Union Leader Telephone Workers Union in Columbia
* Jorge Garcia, Researcher USWA originally from Argentina
* Carol Phillips, CAW International Director reporting back from World Social Forum
* Terry O'Connor, Co-Chair North Bay Network for Social Action, Labour Council Executive & CUPE Retiree


Tues. Feb 25, 2003 7:00 pm

Davedi Club, Airport Rd.
OPSEU Forum on Mental Health


Sat - Sun, Feb 22 -23, 2003 9:00 am

Quality Inn, Sudbury
NDP Northern Council


Sun. Feb 16, 2003 7:00 pm

St Peter's Hall
Development & Peace Workshop


Sat. Feb 15, 2003 10:30 am - 12: 30 pm
Cassellholme Community Room, 400 Olive Street
People's Charter Workshop
Discuss, debate and decide on a priority agenda for rebuilding our Province, Admission free
Guest Speakers:
* Wayne Samuelson, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
* Terry O'Connor, Provincial Candidate Nominee, Nipissing NDP Riding Association

January 10, 2003
O.D.S.P. Action Coalition

Access to ODSP Campaign - Ontario Disability Support Program
SUMMARY OF FORUM REPORTS
Revised draft document - January 9, 2003

December 24, 2002
North Bay Network for Social Action
extends condolences to the family of
Victor Boldt, who passed away on Dec. 23, 2002. Victor will be greatly missed
by his many friends.


December 24, 2002

Lifetime ban from welfare: a message from the station that cares?
(Newstalk 1010) Commentary by Jonathan Nzouankeu

December 19, 2002
additions to the site:

Verdict of Coroner's Jury into the death of Kimberly Ann Rogers
Rogers Inquest jury recommends eliminating the lifetime and temporary welfare ban!


December 20, 2002

Letter Writing Campaign to Ban the Welfare Bans

1. The Hon. Brenda Elliott, Minister of Community, Family, & Children's Services
email: minmcss@gov.on.ca
online form: http://www.gov.on.ca/CSS/page/minister.html
Send a holiday greeting to the MCFCS Minister with the demand that her government work towards implementing each and every one of the Rogers Inquest recommendations directed at her Ministry ASAP! Remind Minister Elliott that Ontarians are fed up with the Tories' draconian policies that unfairly target poor people! Demand an end to the Bans!

2. Conservative MPP phone/fax
http://dawn.thot.net/ontario-mpp.html#1

Conservative MPP email addresses
http://dawn.thot.net/ontario-mpp.html#2

Ontario MPP List
http://www.ontla.on.ca/Members/biographies/index.htm

3. Letters to Editor contact info
Toronto Star:
email: lettertoed@thestar.ca   |   fax: 416.869.4322

Globe and Mail:
email: letters@globeandmail.ca   |   fax: 416.585.5085
Northern Life:
email: lifeedit@northernlife.ca
  |   fax: 705-673-4652
National Post:
email: letters@nationalpost.com  |   fax: 416.442.2209
Ottawa Citizen:
email: letters@thecitizen.southam.ca   


December 19, 2002

Gosselin Decision from Supreme Court
MAJORITY LEAVES RAY OF HOPE FOR CANADA’S POOR
MINORITY FINDS RIGHT TO ADEQUATE LIVING STANDARDS
CCPI (Charter Committee on Poverty Issues) Press Release dd Dec 19, 2002

Human Rights and Housing Groups see positive signs in Supreme Court
Poverty Decision (Gosselin)

CERA & BEWG Press Release dd Dec 19, 2002

Breaking News
The Supreme Court released its decision today in the case of Louise Gosselin.
The appeal was dismissed and the case lost on a 5-4 split decision.

"The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Quebec (Montreal),
Number 500-09-001092-923 (Louise Gosselin), dated April 23, 1999, heard
on October 29, 2001 is dismissed. L'Heureux-Dubé, Bastarache, Arbour and
LeBel JJ. are dissenting."
source:
http://www.lexum.umontreal.ca/csc-scc/en/com/2002/html/02-12-19.3.html


December 18, 2002

Petition to Oppose “Article 23”
In September 24, 2002, the Hong Kong government published proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law. The deadline for the consultation period is December 24, 2002. The new law would give the Hong Kong authorities the power to proscribe any organization which 'either has as its objective to engage in any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion or theft of state secrets (espionage); or is affiliated to a mainland organization which has been proscribed in mainland China by the Central Authorities, in accordance with national law on the ground that it endangers national security.' Read More =>

Sign an Online Email Petition started by the Global Coalition Against Article 23
at http://www.againstarticle23.org/en/emailform.php
You have the option at this link to
send an email to Hong Kong and other world leaders at the same time.

Sign the Online Signature Campaign form Against Article 23 at
http://www.againstarticle23.org/join/index.php?action=add


December 17, 2002

Divorce Act Amendments Announced by Pamela Cross
Advantages || Disadvantages || Conclusion

Divorce Act available online:
Take Action on Custody and Access in Your Community -
Lobby Material from OWNCCA Now Available


December 2, 2002 - Announcements

Ontario Social Safety NetWork (OSSN)
OSSN General Meeting
Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
425 Adelaide Street West, 5th floor, Toronto
Draft Agenda: Local Reports; Pay the Rent & Feed the Kids Campaign update; ODSP Action
Coalition Campaign update; Report on Kimberley Rogers Inquest; OCSJ Plan of Action;
Income Security Advocacy Centre consultation with low income groups/individuals.
For more info call email: greyj@lao.on.ca
Toll free: 1-866-245-4072 Toronto: 416-597-5821 ext. 5151
website: http://dawn.thot.net/ossn

Ontario Coalition for Social Justice (OCSJ)
OCSJ General Assembly
Dec. 13, 2002 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church – Toronto
Important meeting to plot our plans for the upcoming year. Your participation is vital.
For registration or further info, contact OCSJ coordinator, Sarah Blackstock at
email:
ocsj@ocsj.ca website: www.ocsj.ca Tel: 416-441-3714


November 28, 2002
Responses to the final report by the Romanow Commission on the Future of
Health Care in Canada

Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
Final Report Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada
Complete Final Report: Pages (i - xxxiv, 1-357) Adobe Acrobat PDF, 2.4 MB
Individual chapters available here

Rapport final Guidé par nos valeurs : L'avenir des soins de santé au Canada
Rapport final complet: Pages (i - xxxviii, 1-387) Adobe Acrobat PDF, 2.6 MB
Les chapitres sont disponibles ici


November 20, 2002 | Sudbury, Ontario
View Pictures from the SWAN (Somerset West Action Network)
Bus Visit from Ottawa to Sudbury to Attend the Coroner's Inquest into the
Death of Kimberly Rogers
- Photo   1  |  2  |   3  |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7  |


November 22, 2002
additions to the site:

Groups Take Feds to Court for Failure to Enforce Canada Health Act - Media Release dd Nov 22 2002

Keep Thunder Bay Women's Shelter Open


November 18, 2002
Rev. Terry O'Connor, co-chair of North Bay Network for Social Action
receives
Proclaimations from North Bay City Council proclaiming:
November 22, 2002
as National Housing Strategy Day
November 24-30, 2002
as Child Poverty Awareness Week


November 13, 2002

Access to ODSP - Ontario Disability Support Program Campaign (DRAFT document)

GM Labelling: Canada is crawling before industry & USA
Council of Canadians - press release dd Nov. 13, 2002

Beware of Hydrozilla
A political web animation from Straight Goods' own Jim Kempkes and the creator of the Hydro Hotheads. http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewConsForum.cfm?REF=284

Disability applicants suffer flawed decision-making of tribunal
by Reuel S. Amdur published in Straight Goods - Case histories of failed appeals underline political tilt of system http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature.cfm?REF=728


November 12, 2002
Welfare loses human touch
Consulting fees could have been better spent being put back into social services
Dateline: Monday, November 04, 2002 by Maggie Hughes - published on Straight Goods
The rational for the changes to Ontario’s Welfare Programs was to stop welfare fraud,
according to the governments’ website. But cuts to income were just the start of several
changes including a total revamping of the way Social Service were to be delivered.
Following in the steps of the “Clinton” welfare reform act, and using the services of
Anderson Consulting, the Tories took a sledgehammer approach to not only the way
programs were going to be delivered, but who would be allowed welfare at all.
Read More
=>


November 11, 2002

Challenging Homelessness and Poverty as Human Rights Violations -
An Update on CERA's Test Case Litigation

 

November 3, 2002
Shameful attack by Ottawa on people with disabilities
Small tax credit targeted for cutbacks despite $71 billion in surpluses
NUPGE - national union of public and general employees - Nov. 1, 2002
The National Union of Public and General Employees says it's shameful
of the federal government to be cutting back on a tax credit of less than $1,000
a year for Canadians with disabilities when it is projecting surpluses of $71
billion over the next six years. Read More =>

October 31, 2002
Larger investment in Canada's poorest needed: report
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Media Release dd- Oct 31 2002

P O P E    S Q U A T    I N     D A N G E R
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Emergency Meeting
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 AM - 1510 King Street West


October 24, 2002
The Inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers: WHO SHOULD CARE, AND WHY?
by Pam Kapoor, NAPO


October 19, 2002
A SCAB by Jack London (1876-1916)
Posted in solidarity with the workers on the street in Sudbury locked out by the Sudbury Star -
where 3/4 of the workers in the mail room are women and the rate of pay is $7.05 per hour!


October 18, 2002
Degree of Women's Homelessness Underestimated, Study Finds
Sistering & CWHN Press Release dd Oct. 17, 2002


October 15, 2002
Inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers commences today.
Read daily summaries and Inquest alerts on the Justice with Dignity Campaign website


October 9, 2002
Poverty & Women's Health
Poster adapted and used with permission from the
Women's Health Clinic
www.womenshealthclinic.org


September 30, 2002
Check these statistics on spousal homicide published in The Daily, Statistics Canada's official release bulletin

An International Call for Solidarity & Action against Home Depot

 

September 24, 2002
Falun Gong Woman Who Exposed Human Rights Abuses on Chinese Cable TV Dies from Police Brutality -- 20 Wrongful Deaths Confirmed in 21 Days

 

September 23, 2002
recommended link:

Visit OnWIN at www.on.workinfonet.ca

Founded in 1998, Ontario WorkInfoNet (OnWIN) is dedicated to providing Ontarians with career and employment information. The OnWIN web site features a searchable directory of 700 work- and career-related web sites in Ontario. OnWIN is one of 13 provincial and territorial WorkInfoNets, each presenting high-quality web resources for employment search and career decision-making. WorkinfoNets are non-profit corporations supported by federal and provincial government funding.

The Internet technology used by OnWIN levels the playing field for all Ontarians. People anywhere in the province have equal access, providing they can connect to the Internet. This means that technology can help those in rural areas, First Nations' communities, small towns or large urban centres. And information is quick to find; OnWIN's motto is: "Just one or two clicks to local information". For example, you can choose from a list of user groups and immediately get a list of Ontario resources for disabled people.



September 17, 2002

Welfare loopholes for recipients – what you need to know
by Reuel S. Amdur

 

September 16, 2002
Federal-Ontario housing update - September 2002

 

September 15, 2002
Medical Savings Accounts, Let's not add to the costs
by: Evelyn L. Forget, University of Manitoba; Raisa B. Deber, University of Toronto;
Leslie L. Roos, University of Manitoba

 

September 13, 2002
Open Letter to Journalists & Media Re: APEC & The Persecution of Falun Gong



September 12, 2002

Solidarity Announcement:

Please help support Straight Goods!
They've had a summer from hell with their computers. Tech problems truly have them on the ropes. Straight Goods urgently needs your help to survive and continue its work of informing Canadians. Join today and support independent journalism. Get password access and discounts on events like our November 9 Toronto media panel with LaPointe, Miller, Salutin, Zerbasias and others.

Please help support our good friends at Straight Goods!


September 11, 2002
Toronto Woman’s Sister Gains Early Release from Chinese Labour Camp;
Canadians Campaign to Rescue Imprisoned Falun Gong Relatives in China

 

September 6, 2002
Important News and A Call for Action for Accessible Education

PCB Alert: DEADLINE IS TODAY, Sept 6 to Comment on Bennett Hazardous Waste Incinerator in Kirkland Lake

 

September 5, 2002
Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union -
(CEP) - Fairpay Rally - Saturday, Sept. 7th - Markham

In a media advisory issued on Wednesday, Sept.5th, the Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union (CEP) confirmed that it has not reached a pay equity settlement with Bell Canada for CEP members - current and former Bell Canada telephone Operators. The settlement reached by the company union representing clerical employees at Bell is calculated per person to be less than 20 cents for every dollar owed by Bell and is less than the offer rejected by CEP Operators in 1999.

The settlement may not be acceptable to the Human Rights Commission, which has jurisdiction in the pay equity dispute. The rally is still scheduled for this Saturday, Sept.7th, beginning at the Markham Fairgrounds, at McCowan Ave and Elgin Mills in Markham. It will go ahead as planned - despite a deliberate attempt by anti-union forces to manipulate news in an effort to reduce participation in the CEP rally, and despite a court injunction.

The rally & festival will include a short march, free BBQ, and a "buck-a-beer" bar. Now it's more important than ever that you come out to show your support - and to join us in the fun! Help us to show Bell that they can't short-change Operators. Read More =>


June 24, 2002
Stop Bill 58 - Take Action
Join us Tuesday, June 25th at 3 pm outside Al McDonald's constituency office at 374 Fraser St.


June 21, 2002
Happy National Aboriginal Day! Congratulations to the Union of Ontario Indians who have
Lieutenant Governor, James Bartleman attending to preside over celebrations!

June 20, 2002
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Ombudsman Asked To Investigate Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal
Concerning the Failure
of the Tenant Protection Act and the Rules and Procedures of the Ontario Rental Housing
Tribunal to meet Ombudsman Fairness Standards
Media Release | Quick Facts | Table of Contents |
Submission


Report as a Word doc size: 180K
Report as a PDF file size: 141K (requires Acrobat Reader)


June 18, 2002
Turning The Tables - public forum - Hosted by Kairos
June 18, 2001 - 7 pm
Catholic Education Centre, Algonquin Ave.
The Kananaskis Summit - Why should you care about the G8?
Come and hear speakers from Sri Lanka, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


June 11, 2002
Profiting from a manufactured housing crisis:
New technical report reveals that investors bank tax-free earnings as tenants struggle to pay rent
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Media Release
Read the technical report (rich text format)


June 10, 2002
Justice with Dignity - Committee to Remember Kimberly Rogers - website

Tenants Hit with 165% Increase in Tribunal Fees
Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal (ORHT) - Media Release dd June 10, 2002

Feed The Kids AND Pay the Rent Campaign in North Bay -- seeking local endorsements


May 27, 2002
Ontario Health Coalition Media Release - May 27, 2002
Ontario Health Coalition Report Paints Disturbing Picture of Ontario’s Privatized Long Term Care

National Housing & Homelessness Network - Media Advisory - May 26, 2002
A primer on the federal-Ontario housing deal: Three key questions on the plan for 10,000 new units


May 24, 2002
Action Alert
Send an online Message to Minister Brenda Elliot in Support of NDP Poverty Critic Tony Martin's
Bill 118 to increase ODSP benefits

Read More =>


May 15, 2002

National Housing and Homelessness Network
Province-by-province update: 9 of 10 fail to make the grade

May 14, 2002

Housing Links added to site

Featured Site - Pick of the Week:
Canadian Social Research Links site (published by Gilles Seguin)

The Ontario Court of Appeal has found that the "spouse in the house" provisions in the Ontario social
assistance legislation violate section 15 of the Charter. The legislation was found to discriminate on the
basis of sex, receipt of social assistance, and marital status.

You can read the court decision at http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2002/may/falkinerC35052.htm

You can read the Falkiner Factum on the DAWN Ontario website at http://dawn.thot.net/LEAF_Falkiner.html

May 13, 2002

JUSTICE WITH DIGNITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TODAY
May 15th marks the first anniversary of Kimberly Rogers' court challenge
under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Rally and Homeless Memorial Vigil - in Toronto May 14, 2002
Six months after Quebec City housing agreement, but... Where's the housing?

NATIONAL PUBLIC MEDICARE DAY- MAY 15, 2002

April 26, 2002

Day of Mourning for Workers killed on the job - April 28, 2002
Address by Wendy Young, NDP Candidate Nipissing

Wendy Young's Free Party
Friday, April 26th at 8 - 11 pm
with Chuck Angus of the Grievous Angels
Davedi Club, 313 Airport Rd. North Bay
Read More ==>

FORUM on PRIVATIZATION of HYDRO
April 29, 2002 at 7:00 pm

guest speaker: Paul Kahnhert,
Ontario Electricity Coalition (OEC)
(back by popular demand)
Hosted by: North Bay Network for Social Action
where: Anishnabe Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells St.

UnFit to Goven Workshop
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Kira Heineck of OCSJ - Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
Hosted by: North Bay Network for Social Action
at the Anishnabe Friendship Centre
980 Cassells St. North Bay
for more info, email Barbara at anello@thot.net


April 12, 2002
Wendy Young, NDP Candidate in Nipissing By-Election 2002

Stop Hydro Privatization

Taxpayers pay Baird's doughnuts & dinner
Average monthly bill for Tory minister & staff tops $900
by Richard Brennan, Queen's Park Bureau, Toronto Star; April 11, 2002

North Bay By-Election - May 2, 2002 Voter Registration Information
A message from NNSA and HHNO

April 11, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
NDP Nomination Meeting - re: By-Election 2002
236 Algonquin Ave. W. at 7:00 pm


April 10, 2002

HHNO Press Release dd April 10, 2002
Focus on housing, homelessness in the Nipissing by-election

Feed The Kids AND Pay the Rent Campaign
Read the FACTS and Get INVOLVED!

Campaign to Save Medicare
In the face of new threats to Medicare from the Mazankowski Report, the
Kirby Commission, and statements from Ernie Eves and other Tory leadership hopefuls,
local meetings are being organized around Ontario to plan an urgent and unprecedented
campaign to save Medicare. Get Involved!

Petition to Commission on the Future of HealthCare in Canada

Community Rally in Defense of Medicare
Romanow Commission Hearing
Thurs. April 11 at 12 noon - Sudbury ON

Save Medicare Campaign - Romanow Hearings
Participate in a week of actions and public speaking events April 2 - 5, 2002

Plan to Join the OPSEU Solidarity Pickets on April 2, 2002

Women & Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality"
Report by CERA - Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation Women’s Housing Program

Government Employees Withdraw Services Across Ontario
OPSEU Media Release


March 5, 2002
Press Release of the North Bay & District Health Coalition

January 23, 2002
Announcment

Public Forum: "Public Services for Public Profits?"
when: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 from 7 pm - 9 pm
where: Best Western - North Bay
what: Focus will be on Healthcare, Education, Electricity and Water
who: Hosted by North Bay and District Labour Council & Nipissing NDP Riding Association
More Information will be posted when speakers confirmed

International Women's Week Events


January 20, 2002
Additions

Campaign to Save Medicare


January 19, 2002
Meeting Announcements

Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 7:30 pm

"KAIROS - The Canadian Ecumenical Justice" Initiatives
Kairos is a newly established National coalition of Chritian Churches
working together for Social Justice
1st North Bay Regional meeting will be held at the Catholic Centre
February 6, 2002 at 7:30 pm
Everyone welcome

Friday, February 8, 2002 from 12 - 4 pm
Local Stakeholders Meeting -- re Assaulted Women Women's Helpline
An information meeting will be held on Friday, February 8, 2002 from 12 - 4 pm
at the Anishnabe Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells St. (parking is limited)
for local stakeholders working with assaulted women. Representatives from
the Assaulted Women's Helpline will be in attendance to discuss the expansion
of the Assaulted Women's Helpline to a province-wide mandate. They wil also
be available to answer questions and are eager to meet with local stakeholders.
For more info or to register your interest in participating, please call or email
Barbara Anello at tel: 494-9078 email: anello@thot.net



December 23, 2001
Listing of upcoming Events in Sudbury in January-February 2002


December 22, 2001
An urgent message from the Ontario Electricity Coalition
It’s not too late to stop electricity deregulation!

An urgent message from the
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Tories Out to Destroy Child Care!

Ontario Health Coalition Call To ACTION
Survey this!

U N F I T   T O   G O V E R N
Who Decides

Ontario Coalition for Social Justice Press Release dd October 18, 2001
Harris resigns: Ontario Tories Unfit To Govern no matter who the leader!

Sudbury Coalition for Social Justice Press Conference dd September 24, 2001
Press conference in Sudbury on the occasion of the opening of the fall session of the Ontario legislature
Now is not the time to give up our struggle



December 7, 2001 | Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Roundtable
Toronto Sheraton Centre
123 Queen St. 9am - 12 noon
Planning Meeting for the creation of a new agenda for Ontario called the People
's Charter


December 6, 2001 | Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Coalition for Social Justice (OCSJ) General Assembly
A report wil be made at the January meeting regarding the Unfit To Govern Workshop. Literature will be
available that was distributed at the General Assembly.

December 3, 2001
Happy Internanal
Day for Disabled Persons


December 1, 2001 | Toronto, Ontario
ONTARIO DEFENDERS OF MEDICARE CONVERGENCE
- a time for organizing. a time for action -
THE CONVERGENCE has been called by the Ontario Health Coalition
Saturday, December 1, 2001
Toronto Sheraton Centre
9am - 4:30 pm
For more info: email: ohc@sympatico.ca



November 22, 2001
Vigil for Homelessness outside Nipissing MP (Liberal) Bob Wood's office
where: 160 McIntyre St. W.
when: Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 12:00 pm
Media coverage received:
North Bay Nugget,
page A3 with picture on Nov. 23 issue
CBC Radio
on Nov. 22
MCTV news
on Nov. 22


November 22, 2001

Six quick facts about housing and homelessness in Canada


November 20, 2001
Press Release dd November 20, 2001
From Vancouver to St. John's: Second Annual National Housing Day of Action demands fully-funded national
housing program


November 19, 2001
2 Presentations made to City Council
Request to have Nov. 25 - 30, 2001 proclaimed Child Poverty Awareness Week GRANTED
Request to have November 22, 2001 proclaimed National Housing Strategy Day GRANTED


November 9 - 13, 2001
International Week of Protest Against the WTO!
Part of the new negotiating round will include negotiations on key agreements like the GATS
(General Agreement on Trade in Services), TRIPs (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights)
and the AoA (Agreement on Agriculture). These WTO agreements allow transnational corporations
control over every area of our lives -- from healthcare to education to clean and accessible drinking
water. We have no say in the decisions our government leaders and their corporate friends are
making. For more info, visit Common Front on the WTO (CFWTO)


November 9, 2001
International Day of Protest Against the WTO!

(World Trade Organization)


November 8, 2001
Public Forum "A Better World is Possible through Fair Trade"
hosted & organized by the North Network for Social Action, DAWN Ontario,
North Bay & District Labour Council, and Canadian Labour Congress
featuring spokespersons travelling with the Western Caravan of the Quebec to Qatar
Cross-Country Caravan
and International guests from the Steelworkers
where: Fedeli Business Centre, Nipissing University
when: Thursday,
November 8th, at 12:00 noon
The caravans are traveling across the country, stopping in over 60 communities to engage
Canadians in a national debate about the upcoming World Trade Organization meetings in
Qatar, November 9 - 13, 2001

Media coverage received:
North Bay Nugget,
article with pictures on Nov. 9 issue
Telemedia Radio
on Nov. 8
MCTV news
on Nov. 8

(Update: 121 people participated!)


November 5, 2001
Pressure Your MP Day
Call your MP on Monday, November 5th, MP Pressure Day
A new round of trade expansion will speed up global insecurities, not eliminate them.
We need to demand of our politicians that the WTO trade talks be halted.
Instead,
governments and citizens around the world need to evaluate the WTO and its impact so far.
And we need to re-think and re-define the role and responsibilities of government itself in
this age of corporate-driven globalization.
We need a new fair trade agenda


November 5, 2001
First meeting of the North Bay Network for Social Action
where: Anishnabe Friendship Centre
when: Monday, November 5, 2001 at 12:00 noon
Guest speaker: Kira Heineck of the Ontario Coalition Social Justice
Agenda


October 24, 2001
Candle-light Vigil for Peace hosted by North Bay Peace Alliance
in front of MP Bob Wood's office, 160 McIntyre Street West at 6 p.m
followed by the film, "Speaking Our Peace", at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlour
at St. Andrew's United Church, 399 Cassells Street (McIntyre St. entrance)



October 5, 2001
Silent Vigil For Peace & Justice Against War & Racism

When: Friday, October 5, 2001 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
Across the street from 239 Main Street East, North Bay

 

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