Fires Are Burning, We Are Rising International Women's Day

Toronto

March 9, 2013


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Fires Are Burning, We Are Rising International Women's Day
March 9, 2013






Toronto, Ontario
March 9, 2013


Rathika Sitsabaiesan
MP Scarborough-Rouge River

"International Women's Day is the day that Canadians across the country and individuals around the world celebrate women. Celebrate the beauty of women, the power of women, the successes of women, the gains of women. But also we celebrate peace and our human rights."


Nancy Hutchison
Secretary Treasurer Ontario Federation of Labour

"Yes sisters, happy International Women's Day to all of you. Please rise up today and join the march and join hands and celebrate each other because we have the fight of our lives ahead of us. As Canadian women we have to go forward and fight to improve the working lives of all of us and our communities."


Andria Babbington
VP Toronto & York Region Labour Council

"Sisters and brothers, today is our day to celebrate, you give yourselves a round of applause for being here and as a woman who knows what you want and what you stand for and together we'll do it."


Peggy Nash
MP Parkdale-High Park

"Who is up for fighting back for workers rights? Who is up for fighting back for women's equality and who is up for fighting back against precarious work, the racialization of poverty and the attack of indigenous rights? Who is up for that fight? We say yes to strong unions, yes to good paying jobs, yes to strong social programs and yes to the struggle for equality across this country that we can all share in solidarity. Happy International Women's Day, thank you."


Mary Ellen McIlmoyle
CAW Local 673 President

"It is a celebration for us, it is a celebration for everybody. It is our brothers and sisters celebrating women and their struggles and how far we have come over the centuries. It is good to see that our brother come out our children too. It is good that each local
represents its women's capacity, letting people know that we do have rights and they need to be met."


Judy Vashti Persad
Women Working with Immigrant Women

"We are joining together as movements, as communities, as people who care about one another to fight for the society and world we want. One that is safe, healthy, just, equitable, inclusive and sustainable. Today Toronto let's go out onto the streets and raise our voices and celebrate this day. Fires are burning we are rising. Happy international Women's Day."


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