Activists highlight poverty as election issue at City Hall

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Anti-poverty activists unfurled several homemade quilts at City Hall Monday to signify the “eroding safety net” that is plaguing people who rely on Ontario disability support program and who live below the poverty line.

The campaign originated in Toronto during the previous provincial election when residents would describe which socio-economic issues they face on posters affixed to the quilt.

Ottawa residents who made the quilts here say they want to put issues such as social assistance, homelessness, and transit costs at the forefront of the upcoming municipal election.

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