Baker, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) - Media Advisory - Harper Government eliminates hundreds of Quebec and Ontario jobs



    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ -

    
    Media Advisory:

    Harper Government eliminates hundreds of Quebec and Ontario jobs
    Workers from Quebec, South West Ontario descend on Ottawa to protest
    against job loss.

    What:        The Baker, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers
                 Union (BCTGM) is demonstrating in front of Prime Minister
                 Harper's office to demand amendments to Bill C-32 to protect
                 the livelihood of hundreds of Canadian families.

    Where:       Office of the Prime Minister
                 80 Wellington Street
                 Ottawa

    Photo Op:    Hundreds of protestors

    When:        2 pm EST
    

    On-site media contact / spokesperson:   Daniel Rondou 514.893.8194

    Background:

    Bill C-32 is overly broad because it bans the manufacture, sale, import
and export of legitimate blended cigarettes like Gitanes and Gauloises in
Canada.
    Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (RBH) imports the tobacco it uses to
manufacture its blended products from the U.S., Mexico, France, Brazil and
Argentina. Therefore the Bill likely violates numerous International trade
laws and agreements.
    More importantly however, if this bill is enacted, production at RBH's
Quebec plant will be seriously curtailed. This may cost the jobs of 300 people
in Quebec.





For further information:

For further information: Daniel Rondou, (514) 893-8194

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