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All-Party Debate on Poverty and Health

7:00-10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

During the provincial election campaign, health care will be a major policy focus for all of Ontario's political parties. The evidence from both academic research and our own experience working with low-income people confirms that poverty is a major determinant of health. People who are living in poverty and who are socially excluded are less healthy and die earlier than other Ontarians. Poverty is preventable and all the more so in a province as affluent as Ontario.

We want Ontario voters to understand the underlying links between poverty and health and provide them with an opportunity to find out where the major political parties stand on this crucial issue. How we as a society treat our most vulnerable community members is a test of political leadership -- this forum will help inform our voting decisions.

Moderated by Carol Goar

Sponsored by Health Providers Against Poverty, Income Security Advocacy Centre, and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For more information, contact Kate Melino at or (416) 408-5613.