Avec un concert de voix
Le 17 octobre, lors de la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté, joignez-vous à un chœur de voix pour dire aux candidats : #Ilnousfautunplan pour mettre fin à la pauvreté au Canada.
La pauvreté is un enjeu électoral : faisons parler les candidats !
On October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, join a chorus of voices telling candidates that #WeNeedAPlan to end poverty in Canada.
Poverty is an election issue – let’s get the candidates talking!
We have 8 days to gather 250 people who are willing to join our THUNDERCLAP. If we reach our goal, then simultaneously, on October 17th at 11:30 am EST, this message will go out across all the social media networks of the people who signed up:
Abolissons la pauvreté a fait du lobbying auprès de tous les parties politiques afin qu’ils incluent nos objectifs dans leur plateforme. À l’exception du Parti conservateur, on dirait que nos efforts de persuasion portent fruit, car tous les autres partis appuient dans leur plateforme les principaux objectifs d’Abolissons la pauvreté.
La plate-forme du Parti libéral contient un engagement à adopter un plan de réduction de la pauvreté pour le Canada
Make Poverty History has lobbied all the political parties to include our goals in their platforms. With the exception of the Conservative Party, our campaigning efforts have succeeded as all of the other major parties’ platforms have endorsed key Make Poverty History goals.
Conservatives ignore poverty reduction and inequality
Toronto– Citing the persistence of poverty and growing gap between the rich and poor across Canada, national anti-poverty coalition Campaign 2000 today expressed satisfaction that three out of four parties have committed to a poverty reduction plan.
Reducing poverty and inequality is not just a moral issue, but an essential element in managing the economy. Poverty and inequality drive health care and crime control expenditures, lead to skilled labour shortages through poor educational attainment, and generate social conflict.
The NDP Platform endorses increasing aid to 0.7% to fight global poverty, and calls for national poverty reduction plan. It also pledges strong action on climate change. These are the three key points in the Make Poverty History Call to Action.
The NDP Platform states very clearly that they will, “get Canada on track to fulfilling our longstanding commitment to increase our Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget to 0.7 per cent of GDP with an immediate increase of $500 million and further increases each year.”
This blog was submitted by Fern Bennett from the Saint John Make Poverty History Local Group:
Saint John held an all-candidates’ forum that specifically discussed the issue of poverty on April 19, 2011. It took a bit of maneuvering, but by the local MPH group teaming up with the Human Development Council, Vibrant Communities, and UNB Urban and Community Studies Institute, we managed to get all the candidates to commit, secure a lovely venue, and provide light refreshments. Saint John Radio 103.5 broadcasted the event. People from all income levels attended…well maybe not the ultra wealthy J… It was a very polished and orderly event; however, my goal of ‘enlightenment for all’ may not have been achieved.
To find the candidates in your riding who have supported Make Poverty History goals click on the province or territory in the map or the link below the map and find your riding.