Billboards Slam Cannon on Postal Deregulation



    HULL-GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Two large billboards that are
critical of Lawrence Cannon's position on postal deregulation are going up
today. One in downtown Gatineau and another in his riding.
    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has invited other federal
election candidates in Gatineau, Hull-Aylmer and Pontiac, the media and
members of the community to view the unveiling of the first billboard at the
corner of Boulevard Maloney and Rue Bellehumeur in Gatineau at 12:30 p.m.
today. The second billboard will appear on Highway 50 in front of exit 159
which leads to Buckingham.
    "Close to 70 per cent of the general public do not want Canada Post's
letter market opened up to private sector competitors," said CUPW National
President, Denis Lemelin.
    CUPW has sent eleven letters requesting a meeting with the Minister since
he was elected but the Minister has been unwilling to meet. The union hopes
the billboards will move Cannon to meet with the union if he is re-elected and
also reconsider the Conservative position on postal deregulation.




For further information:

For further information: Richard McGrath, Communications (CUPW), (613)
236-7238 ext. 7914


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