The Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP) has announced it plans to stage a protest outside Alexandria’s Restaurant downtown, where Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to have lunch with Glenn Thibeault and Rick Bartolucci at noon.
“It appears that Wynne is largely here to address the political crisis within the Sudbury Provincial Liberal party that her deals and arrangements have created,” said S-CAP in a press release. “But she is also here in the midst of a crisis her Liberal government has created in the lives of poor and homeless people in this city.”
S-CAP has asked for the province to raise basic social assistance rates by 55 per cent, to return them to 1995 levels.
They have also asked the government to reinstate the Community Start Up and Maintenance benefit, raise the minimum wage to $14 an hour, and end what it calls unfair medical reviews for people on the Ontario Disability Support Program.