Media Advisory - "Pop-up" public meeting to challenge Liberals' backroom privatization plans

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Monday, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will host a "pop-up" public meeting to raise concerns over closed-door privatization meetings happening across Toronto and release the findings of an Ipsos-Reid poll on public opinion of the government's plans to privatize key public infrastructure.

The meetings, some organized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and others by BlackRock, include representatives of wealthy corporations and large investors who will be meeting with Premier Wynne, Prime Minister Trudeau, and a number of federal cabinet ministers.

Date:   

Monday, November 14, 2016    

Time:

12:00 p.m.

Place:

West end of Nathan Phillips Square on Queen St., across from the Sheraton Hotel Toronto

 

"These private, closed-door meetings are about setting an agenda for our province and country that will make money for a few wealthy individuals, while leaving the rest of us behind. But the public sector was built with public dollars, and public sweat, which means it doesn't belong to the government, it belongs to us all. And fair warning to the government – we're not giving it up quietly."

-          Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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For further information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931

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