Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Poor turnout a bad sign, activist says

  • Print

POVERTY hasn't been reduced just because the fifth annual Four Walks to end poverty saw lower numbers of people this year. In fact, organizer Cheryl-Anne Carr said on Saturday it shows poverty is worse than ever.

"People are having to tighten their belts," Carr said.

"We have many people who are at work today and can't even book off the time to come because they need the money. We are a rich country but some have success while others are one meal away from starving.

"We think you should have the right to a house and a job and be able to pick your meals."

Where in the recent past, numerous people would have started marching from four points on the Perimeter at Main Street, St. Mary's Road, Portage Avenue and Pembina Highway, the numbers were so low a lone couple with one flag between them walked down the sidewalk on Main Street.

"All my friends had to work today -- I'm representing them," said Anna-Celestrya Carr. The walk culminated at the provincial legislature with speeches.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 21, 2012 A5

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Kevin Cheveldayoff announces Maurice contract extension

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • Carolyn Kavanagh(10) had this large dragonfly land on her while spending time at Winnetka Lake, Ontario. photo by Andrea Kavanagh (mom0 show us your summer winnipeg free press

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google