[Hpn] Fwd: June 15 announcement

Graeme Bacque gbacque@idirect.com
Fri, 02 Jun 2000 19:51:42 -0400


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Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 19:33:45 -0500
From: dweitz@interlog.com (Don Weitz)
Subject: June 15 announcement

                         ATTENTION PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVORS
                              - NO TO CTO (BILL 68)
                              - REVERSE THE WELFARE CUT
                              - BUILD HOUSING & BRING BACK RENT CONTROL
                              - REPEAL THE SAFE STEETS ACT

                                    JUNE 15
                              MARCH ON QUEEN'S PARK
                                12PM ALLAN GARDENS

Join hundreds or thousands of other poor, homeless, stigmatized and
oppressed people on Thursday, June 15, to protest the Harris government's
war against poor and homeless people, squeegers, people with disabilities
and psychiatric survivors. The march is organized by the Ontario Coalition
Against Poverty (OCAP) and supported by many other antipoverty, housing and
social advocacy groups, trade unions, and human  rights coalitions
including People Against Coercive Treatment and the No Force Coalition.

After having declared war against homeless people, squeegers,  people on
welfare, people with disabilities, and low-income tenants, the Harris
governmenty has now declared war against psychiatric survivors. Last April,
Health Minister Elizabeth Witmer introduced Bill 68 which targets thousands
of psychiatric survivors ("the seriously mentally ill") for forced drugging
in the community, makes it easier to lock up survivors if they refuse
psychiatric drugs or any treatment, and gives the police more power to
arrest people acting wierd or strange.

Come out on June 15, bring your own signs, posters and banners, and march
proudly against the Harris government and for justice. You won't be alone.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
925-6939, or 530-1550

(prepared by People Against Coercive Treatment)