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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Feed the Kids AND Pay the Rent campaign - Thurs. Feb. 7 @ 9:30 am
Feed the Kids AND Pay the Rent
Come out and show your support:
Thursday, February 7th
Champlain Room, City Hall, 111 Lisgar
11:30 a.m. SWAN is organizing a bus to John Baird's office, MPP
- return at 1:00pm
Somerset West Action Network (SWAN)
The average rent in Ottawa for a one bedroom apartment is $762 and a two
bedroom apartment is $914.
A single parent with one child who receives the National Child Benefit
receives a welfare cheque of $853.00. $511 is the most people can get for
the cost of housing, anything above this that is paid in rent must come out
of food money.
A couple with two children who receives the National Child Benefit receives
a welfare cheque of $1022. $602 is the most people can get for the cost of
housing, anything above this that is paid in rent must come out of food
Many families have to choose between paying their rent or feeding their
children. Shouldn't welfare pay for the average cost of rent?
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada, K2E 1B7
(613) 228-9800 / (613) 228-9801 (fax)
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