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Jun 27, 2019 - Transit Consultation: Downtown

When: Thursday June 27, 6:30pm
Where: City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W.

The provincial government rushed to pass its transit takeover legislation this week. Bill 107 opens the TTC up to privatization and gives the province the power to dictate rapid transit plans and take over TTC and City of Toronto assets without compensation. But the fight to keep the TTC fully funded, publicly owned, and accountable is far from over. We have a big opportunity to show just how many people care about keeping the TTC under local control. In the coming weeks, the City of Toronto will hold public consultations about the province's transit takeover. MPPs and City Councillors will be watching closely.

If you can't make it in person, can you fill out the online transit survey on the City of Toronto's webpage.

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Jun 26, 2019 - Worker Rights in the Gig Economy

When: Wednesday June 26th, 6:30pm
Where: New Horizons, 1140 Bloor (at Dufferin)

Join Urban Worker Project, Justice for Foodora Couriers and allies on June 26th for a panel discussion.

Hosted by: Andrew Cash - Co-founder, Urban Worker Project

Speaking:
* Jan Simpson - CUPW National President
* Couriers from the Justice for Foodora Couriers Campaign
* Stephanie Procyk - Public Policy and Research, United Way, Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario Research Group (PEPSO)
* Lise Lareau - Canadian Media Guild
* Nadira Begum - Workers' Action Centre

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Jun 25, 2019 - Anti-69 Community Forum

When: Tuesday June 25th, 6:30pm
Where: Location: OPSEU - Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Membership Centre Meeting Room, 31 Wellesley Street East, South side of Wellesley, half way between Yonge and Church. A wheelchair accessible location -- The wheelchair accessible doors are about 10 steps to the west of the membership centre doors.

Against the Mythologies of the 1969 Criminal Code Reform.

* What was the relation between the 69 criminal code reform and the 1969 White Paper extinguishing Indigenous sovereignty?
* Why is the federal government claiming that homosexuality was decriminalized in 1969?
* Why did charges for consensual 'homosexual' sex escalate after 1969?
* How was access to abortion still so restricted after the 69 reform?
* How was the policing of 'public' sex used against sex workers?
* How was racism and Anti-Black racism mobilized as part of Pierre Elliot Trudeau's "Just Society."

Speakers: Rinaldo Walcott, Judy Rebick, Valerie Scott, Tom Hooper, Gary Kinsman, Christopher Karas.

anti-69.ca/faq
Jun 25, 2019 - 4 Corners Climate Circus

When: Tuesday June 25th, 8am - 6pm
Where: Bay And King

Let's stand up! Canadians (in particular, the BIG BANKS), are having a huge hand in the CLIMATE CRISIS.

DIRECT ACTION
Extinction Rebellion and allied organizations including artists, activists, and community members plan to carry out NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION on June 25, 2019 to disrupt the daily activity of the TOP CANADIAN BANKS at the four corners of King St. and Bay St. from 8AM to 6PM.

These banks are complicit in the climate crisis, and it is urgent that they take responsibility for the catastrophic impact their fossil fuel investments have on the natural world.

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Jun 24, 2019 - Parents for Public Education

When: Monday June 24th, 6:30pm
Where: Fieldstone Co-Op, 135 Bleeker St.

Come out to a meeting of the Toronto Centre Parents for Public Education! All welcome. We will be building on our momentum from the walk-INs to put together a plan to reach more parents/guardians over the summer to build our power to force the provincial government to re-invest in public education. Kids welcome. Light refreshments.

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