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Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 until Jan. 2, 2020
Poverty can quickly happen to anyone. A Universal Basic Income (UBI) would help to address Canada’s persistent inequities.
Some pandemic-related relief programs (such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit) are scheduled to wind up in July, so the United Church of Canada Moderator, Richard Bott, has written to elected officials to encourage them to work with the provinces, territories, and Indigenous leaders to roll out a UBI program. He is also encouraging us to write to our MPs.
We’ve been wondering what is going to happen to those who have been living on the street, or in shelters, and have been temporarily moved to hotels during the pandemic. So, if you’d like to join the Fairlawn Letter Writers in writing to your local, provincial, and federal politicians, or the local newspapers, but aren’t sure what to say, please check below for some sample letters.
We’ve also provided all of the contact information, so you can mail or email your letters.
Fairlawn’s commitment to Embrace Action is alive and well, and your voice can be heard, too!
Letters to Politicians
• Homelessness & the Pandemic: Letter from Toronto Churches to Mayor Tory
• The Homeless in Toronto
Letters to the Editor
Newspapers will not print identical letters. You can borrow the ideas, but re-write them in your words. Remember: keep it short to increase the chance of it being printed.
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Newspapers: Letters to the Editor
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