NDP Candidate Cathy Crowe visits Last Fridays'
This month’s Last Friday event, which took place January 29, featured a special guest appearance by Cathy Crowe, the NDP candidate in the February 4 provincial by-election in the riding of Toronto Centre-Rosedale. She was interviewed live in front of our Last Friday guests by William of Catch da Flava Radio who stepped up on very short notice (and did an awesome job.) The interview will be aired on this upcoming radio show.
Ms. Crowe is a “street nurse” who has been offering front-line services and advocacy on behalf of Toronto’s homeless for many years. She has lived and worked in Regent Park for the last 25 years so she is no stranger to the challenges the neighbourhood faces. She is seeking office because after a long career dealing with the symptoms of poverty and homelessness, she wants to work towards finding solutions. Her decision to run at the provincial level was based on the fact that Queen's Park controls the money for social services and she is particularily dismayed by the Liberal Government's decision to cut $309 million from the province's housing budget.
Listen to the full interview on Catch da Flava radio show on February 2, 2010. Please note in the interest of fairness that Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre provides time to all candidates to share their platform with the community and does not support any candidate.
By Joe Sher