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Ending Poverty is on the Federal Election Agenda
Local Candidates Get Set for a Make Poverty History Debate

WHAT: Candidates Debate on Poverty Issues

WHO: Christine McGirr (Conservative Party of Canada)
Stephen LaFrenie (Green Party of Canada)
Christine Innes (Liberal Party of Canada)

WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 5pm to 7pm

WHERE: Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West MAP

Federal Election candidates from the riding of Trinity-Spadina will be participating in a Make Poverty History Candidates Debate set for Sunday October 5 at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church.

With one in eight Canadian children living in poverty and almost half the world’s population living on less that $2 a day, poverty is one of the most important issues facing the Canadian government. Federal candidates will have the opportunity to share what they would do, if elected, to make poverty history at home and abroad.

The Candidate’s Debate is being organized by local Make Poverty History supporters. Make Poverty History Canada is part of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the world’s largest anti-poverty coalition made up of national campaigns in over 100 countries. In Canada, over a quarter of a million people have signed on to the campaign.

For more information, contact:

Karni Baum
Make Poverty History
Trinity-Spadina Coordinator
cell: 416-908-7713