Author: Liisa Schofield

Liisa Schofield is a documentary filmmaker, an anti-poverty activist and an activist for Palestinian rights. She is also the Volunteer and Programming Coordinator at OPIRG Toronto.

  • Their Crisis, Our Misery: OCAP Versus the G20

    On June 26th, the G20 meetings will bring together the leaders of the world’s richest 20 states in Toronto, following right on meetings of the G8 in Huntsville, in Northern Ontario. The G20 wants to talk about stabilizing the global economy and Harper wants to celebrate Canada as an economic success story. However, poor communities … Keep reading »

  • Driving the Poor Deeper Into Poverty

    The Province and the City of Toronto Team up to Attack the Special Diet Since 2005, a large part of OCAP’s (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) work has involved organizing to obtain and defend access to a benefit known as the Special Diet Allowance (SDA). Under this, people living on the Province’s sub poverty social assistance system … Keep reading »

  • A Call to Action Against the Cuts to Come

    Submission on the Ontario Provincial Pre-Budget ‘consultations’ The Ontario Government’s pre-budget consultations are currently underway at Queen’s Park. The Federal budget is set to be released at the beginning of March (that is unless Harper decides for another spontaneous vacation), with the Ontario Budget, and most Provincial budgets, then set to be released by the … Keep reading »

  • Exposed: University of Toronto Suppresses Pro-Palestinian Activism

    The last few months have seen a global surge in support for the movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli Apartheid. Important solidarity actions have occurred across the globe, including: a wave of student occupations across the UK; union resolutions in Europe, New Zealand and Australia; and, most recently, the historic action of … Keep reading »