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LET’S LOOK AT ELECTIONS
Peel Poverty Action Group and Municipal Matters (part of Peel Regional Labour Council) are hosting briefings on poverty issues for all municipal candidates and voters in Peel.
The first briefing, on homelessness and housing, took place at Knights Table, Brampton’s three-meals-a-day soup kitchen, on July 24. Nearly 70 people attended, saw a 15-minute video Spaces and Places: Uncovering Homelessness in the Region of Peel, learned from Peel Region staff about opportunities and plans to alleviate homelessness and provide affordable homes. They discussed the issue, got answers to questions and stayed for an hour or more after the meeting to talk politics.
The housing briefing may be repeated in Mississauga, and more briefings for candidates and the public will be offered on:
health including dental care
jobs including discussion of temp agencies
To be invited to these events email your name, email address, phone number with the word BRIEFINGS in the subject line.
PPAG wants to ensure that all candidates in coming elections understand the plights of poverty, and that poverty problems are stated at every all-candidates’ meeting.
Voters elect municipal councillors Monday, 27 October, 2014, but candidates have registered to run — and have started raising money for campaigns — since 2 January, 2014. Complete instructions about becoming a candidate are online in each municipality:
Click for Brampton
Click for Caledon
Click for Mississauga
A federal election must take place before 19 October, 2015.
WHO BELONGS TO PPAG
Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG) is composed of people who are homeless, who are struggling, service providers, advocates and individuals working towards the elimination of poverty in the Region of Peel.
HOW WE BEGAN
PPAG began in November, 1997, arising from a Child Poverty Forum sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Peel.
PPAG’s mission is to work toward eliminating poverty by increasing awareness and sensitivity to the needs of those affected by poverty and to advocate for positive social change.
WHAT WE TRY TO DO
We provide information, resources, education, to service agencies, people who are affected by poverty and the community at large. We help form links and partnerships with those affected by poverty, service providers, and all levels of government to alleviate poverty and work towards eliminating it. We encourage the community to work towards social change.
PPAG welcomes as members all those concerned about poverty in Peel. No membership fee.
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TOUGH TIMES HAS MOVED TO A NEW SITE
Among PPAG’s activities is production of Tough Times, a tabloid newspaper covering social justice and other issues. It is distributed to people who are homeless, using soup kitchens, food banks, families who are struggling, people who try to help them, including social service organizations, faith groups, labour unions, service clubs, politicians and others. It is available in libraries and public building throughout Peel Region. Click for Tough Times