QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - CAW National President Ken
Lewenza is reacting in surprise to the sudden resignation of Ontario
Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Lewenza commended McGuinty on his work over his more than two terms as
Premier. Lewenza said that he was particularly grateful for McGuinty's
recognition and support for the auto industry.
"Premier McGuinty exercised real foresight in pledging support for a
number of key industries, particularly the auto industry during the
time of crisis," said Lewenza. "The province would have experienced
dramatic and lasting mass unemployment without these efforts, and
Ontarians do owe him a debt of gratitude in this regard."
Lewenza said that in spite of recent controversies, McGuinty has
improved the lives of many Ontarians during his tenure as Premier,
especially with his initiatives around jobs retraining, early learning
and full day kindergarten.
Lewenza said that he hopes the Ontario legislature will resume in short
order. "The people of Ontario need their government to be working on
their behalf," said Lewenza.
He urged the future leader and Premier to live up to the province's
historic commitment to free collective bargaining.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
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