PETERBOROUGH, ON, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Calling the McGuinty Liberals
and the Tory Conservatives 'two sides of the same coin,' Canadian Union of
Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario's election bus arrives in Peterborough
tomorrow to call on voters to put people first when they vote in the coming
provincial election on October 10.
The bus, which features giant caricatures of Dalton McGuinty and
John Tory on its sides, will do a main street appearance on George Street with
local NDP candidate Dave Nickle in the afternoon. It will then proceed to a
meeting of local labour leaders featuring federal Member of Parliament
Olivia Chow, followed by a fundraiser for Nickle.
"Like Dave Nickle, CUPE Ontario wants a government that will deliver a
$10 minimum wage now," says Candace Rennick, a Vice-President of CUPE Ontario.
"Our message is that the people of Ontario deserve better government. While
the McGuinty Liberals may not be as overt or extreme a government as the
Harris-Eves regime, let's be clear, McGuinty has yet to reverse many of the
Tory policies that have devastated this province."
The CUPE Ontario bus will appear at the following locations:
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Time 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn
150 George Street North, Peterborough
Time 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Olivia Chow meeting/fundraiser
Baker Hill Reception Hall
555 Parkhill Road East, Peterborough
CUPE Ontario is pushing for a provincial government that will work to
ensure schools, universities, social services, health care and municipal
services are adequately funded in order to properly meet the needs of
Ontarians. As well, the government needs to address Ontario's growing poverty,
stop loss of jobs, reverse increasing inequity, defend public services and
aggressively act on climate change.
For further information:
For further information: Valerie Dugale, CUPE Communications, (647)
225-3685; Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario, 2nd Vice-President, (705) 768-2288