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1,800 Conversations About Fairness, and Counting

The Fairness Express is going to be on the road for another two weeks, and we are encouraging anyone who is interested in joining the conversation about fairness to drop by and see us.

Ottawa (17 Oct. 2013) - The Fairness Express, the tour that has been roaming across Canada's four Atlantic provinces talking to people about income inequality and the growing gap between the wealthy and the rest of us,  is just two-thirds of the way through its tour, but it has already racked up some big numbers:

  • 6,500 kilometres travelled in 27 days
  • 29 different set-ups in 19 different communities
  • 30 NUPGE All Together Now! Champions for Change (C4Cs) have had at least 1,800 conversations about income inequality
  • 25 journalists have come out to see what the tour is all about, and have filed 22 reports about the campaign.

Atlantic Canadians share stories of struggle and hope with Fairness Express

With each passing day, it is becoming clear that rising income inequality is, as NUPGE President James Clancy puts it, “the scourge of our times.” The vast majority of the people we meet tell us that they’re struggling to make ends meet and they’re yearning for a more fair and equal shot at a content and prosperous life.

Canada can become the fair country we want it to be, but it will take effort from each of us. We have to talk about what we want with our friends, our families, and our neighbours.

Fairness Express is on the road for two more weeks - plenty of time for more conversations

The Fairness Express is meant to help start these conversations. It is going to be on the road for another two weeks, and we encourage anybody who’s interested in joining the conversation about fairness to drop by to collect some of the information that will help you carry the conversation back into your own communities:

  • Thursday, October 17 (The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty) –  Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown, PEI, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 18 – Downtown Antigonish from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19 – Cape Breton Farmers Market in Sydney River from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, October 21 – Gander campus of the College of the North Atlantic from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 22 – Clarenville campus of the College of the North Atlantic from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 23 – NAPE Convention at Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24 – NAPE Convention at Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25 - Memorial University 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. John's campus of the College of the North Atlantic noon to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 28 – Port Hawkesbury campus of the Nova Scotia Community College from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 29 – Nova Scotia Federation of Labour convention at the Halifax Westin from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information:

All Together Now! campaign 

ATN Facebook page

Twitter @ATNcampaign and #Fairness Express

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