OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), will hold a major rally in Ottawa to support the prison farms in Canada.
The members of USGE/PSAC want to denounce Minister Van Loan's decision to close down the farms. It is an ideologically-driven decision that makes no financial or social sense. The decision will deprive inmates of a worthwhile rehabilitation program and will increase the cost of food in many penitentiary institutions that also benefited from the program.
WHAT: BBQ & Rally in support of prison farms
WHO: USGE/PSAC members
SPEAKERS: John Gordon, PSAC National President
John Edmunds, USGE National President
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 2009, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM
WHERE: Corner of Bank and Laurier Streets, Ottawa
N.B.: Free food and drinks produced by prison farms will be served to the
public on Monday, September 28, 12-1:30 pm on the corner of Bank and
For further information: For further information: Dominique Vidmar, Union of Solicitor General Employees, (613) 232-4821, (613) 668-0267; Alain Cossette, PSAC Communications - (613) 293-9210