with little explanation, an on-tario Coalition Against Poverty meeting slated for June 15 at Central Technical School has been bumped. Central Tech, after assuring OCAP on the phone that there would be no problem, has informed OCAP that the school is no longer available.
OCAP organizer John Clarke says that when the meeting was cancelled he repeatedly attempted to contact the school's principal, Verna Lister. Finally, he contacted the school board's facilities director, Gary Parkinson.
"First he said that he was under no obligation to give us any reason," says Clarke. "Then, when pressed, he gave us a vague answer about past problems and property damage, but we've never rented from them in the past."
Parkinson has refused to speak to the media about this matter, and school board reps had no comment.
OCAP plans to meet at Central Tech nical School anyway. The event is part of its plans to organize province-wide disruptions to force the Tories from office.KE