Those opposed to social service cuts gathered in Cobourg Friday.

Holding signs and waving at honking cars, about 40 people attended the information picket outside Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Piccini’s office on Division Street on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.

Piccini was not in his office due to a prior appointment, but had set up a meeting with the picket organizers for the following Friday, said Deborah O’Connor of the Northumberland Coalition Against Poverty.

Shortly after Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government announced the planned three per cent increase to social assistance rates would be cut in half and other progressive changes to regulations would be stopped, O’Connor started to gather a team to organize the picket.

“I can’t sit by on another attack on the poor,” she said.