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Hamilton Poverty Consultation to be Rescheduled

August 7, 2013 Poverty Reduction

A consultation meeting to discuss the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy has been postponed.

The Hamilton meeting was originally scheduled for this Friday at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. It will likely be rescheduled for September.

Concerns had been expressed regarding he short notice for the meeting. The timing of the meeting in the middle of the summer was also an issue.

Minister of Community and Social Services Ted McMeekin informed the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction of the postponement. The rescheduled meeting will be relocated to a more, convenient, central location.

Roundtable members, supporters and friends were notified of the postponement last night. in an e-mail from Director Tom Cooper

“We expressed concerns to the co-chairs of the Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction in writing that less than one week’s notice was going to make it challenging for many of our members and supporters to participate in discussions; we also expressed concerns the location at the RBG in Burlington might be inaccessible for some residents,” wrote Cooper.

Cooper added that the Roundtable is committed to supporting an open consultation that hears from a wide variety of voices across the community.

You can find out more about the Poverty Reduction Strategy at http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/index.aspx

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