[Hpn] FW: ---urgent media release--- press conference tomorrow

Graeme Bacque gbacque@colosseum.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 13:21:07 -0800


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From: TDRC [mailto:tdrc@tdrc.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:26 AM
To: TDRC desk
Subject: ---urgent media release--- press conference tomorrow


For immediate release

PRESS CONFERENCE AND EVENT, FEBRUARY 26th, 2 pm outside City Hall

STOP THE WAR ON THE POOR
****TWO MORE MEN DEAD.*****
***ONE FROZEN, ONE BURNED.***
LET'S END WAR.

The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) will be delivering the
burnt-out mattress on which a homeless man was burned beyond recognition
last week.  The event will not only call on the City to open a new 200-bed
safe shelter but will announce an anti-war rally to open the Armouries for
peaceful purposes -- ie. to shelter and house people.

"It's ironic that while homeless people die in the streets and are crowded
into unsafe shelter that the Armouries remain virtually unused and the City
refuses to call on the federal government to use them for shelter and
housing.  At the same time the Federal government is moving stealthily
towards war.  At incredible expence the Canadian destroyer the HMCS Iroquois
is making its way to the Persian Gulf.  The cost of this operation and the
ship would house many many homeless people in Canada," says  Beric German of
the TDRC.

The TDRC feels hat an appropriate response to the recent death should be a
call for all levels of government to end the war on the poor and on other
peoples of the world.

For more information, please contact Carly at the Toronto Disaster Relief
Committee, 416-599-8372

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6 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1
Phone: 416-599-8372 Fax: 416-599-5445
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