Re: Toronto: 400 PROTEST for homeless in march to Queen's Park FWD

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@idirect.com)
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 19:25:16 -0400


Tom Boland wrote:

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> http://www.thestar.com:80/thestar/editorial/news/990418NEW06_CI-HOME18.html
> FWD  Toronto Star - April 18, 1999
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>      400 NARCH TO QUEEN'S PARK FOR HOMELESS
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>      Out of the Cold volunteers challenge governments
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>      By Catherine Dunphy - Toronto Star Feature Writer
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>  It was the middle class who marched 400-strong on behalf of the city's
> homeless from Nathan Phillips Square to Queen's Park yesterday morning.

Aside from the fact the Star underestimated our numbers by more than half -
there were close to 1,000 people present - very, very few of those who
participated were actually homeless.

The cops kept us confined to the back streets between City Hall and Queen's
Park, even deploying the Public Order Unit to achieve this end (basically these
guys are riot cops).

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