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The Ontario Common Front (OCF) fall campaign of economic disruption was initiated almost one year ago with a proposal by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to develop a serious and broadly based resistance to the policies of the provincial Tory government. The OCF eventually brought together over 80 groups including community groups, unions, students, First Nations and artists.
Common Front Actions
The fall campaign kicked off on October 16 when more than 3000 people took part in snake marches which disrupted the heart of Toronto's financial district for much of the morning. (See "Snaking Through" in Briarpatch December 2001)
These actions were reflective of the OCF emphasis on actions which bring a very real cost to the government and its corporate sponsors rather than the tired routines of symbolic protests, banner …