Cinema Politica Presents “Poor No More” in Phin Park

Thursday, September 18, 2014
8 – 10 PM
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– Exposes why times are so tough and searches for a way out

Followed by a discussion with:
Linda McQuaig, Journalist and best-selling co-author of The Trouble with Billionaires
Natalie Mehra, Director of the Ontario Health Coalition
Chaired by: David Langille, Executive Producer, Poor No More

Phin Park – 115 Condor Ave., Riverdale, Toronto
from Donlands subway station head south (two blocks) – take Euston Ave. then follow the path past Eastern Collegiate.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join Cinema Politica Toronto-Danforth for a thought-provoking movie.

Sponsored by:
THE ONTARIO HEALTH COALITION
THE POCKET COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
CINEMA POLITICA DANFORTH

Admission this outdoor screening is FREE but donations will be solicited for the Ontario Health Coalition.

About the Film
We were always told, “If you work hard, things will get better.” But many hard-working Canadians have only seen things get worse. Corporate profits soared, but only the rich got richer. The recession took away more jobs and piled up more debt, leaving more people poor or insecure.

Poor No More offers solutions to Canada’s working poor. The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why don’t we?

Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, Poor No More offers an engaging look at Canadians stuck in low paying jobs with no security and no future. Mary then takes us on a journey to
Ireland and Sweden so we can see how these countries have tackled poverty while strengthening their economies. It offers hope to those who have to work two jobs a day and to those who can’t find work.

Poor No More explains the roots of the economic crisis, its impact on Canadians, and what can be done about it. It is designed to build public support for a real reduction in poverty.

Reviews
Toronto Star – Linda McQuaig
Toronto Star – Carol Goar
CBC News
rabble.ca
Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Cinema Politica
IMDb

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