Blueprint Visits Halton Region

More than 100 people from a wide spectrum of the community attended the Blueprint session on November 27 at CAW Local 707 Hall in Oakville. The assembled included present civic officials, health, education, faith community, women’s groups, and professional and business people.

The meeting was co-sponsored by the Community Development Halton, Make Poverty History Burlington & Halton chapter, and Advancement for Women Halton (AWH). Darla Campbell of AWH moderated the evening and MPP Kevin Flynn made an opening statement on his Government’s commitment to poverty reduction.

Discussion covered the following areas:

Captain Christine Johnson of Salvation Army spoke near the end of the meeting on the huge increase in food bank usage (40%) and asked for the support of volunteers.

Gary Beck, President of CAW Local 707, closed the meeting express the importance of a better life for all individuals and appealing for the support of both the federal and provincial governments to keep poverty from increasing in this community.

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