TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - This morning hundreds of CAW members will gather
at Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's campaign office to present thousands of
pairs of old work boots, gathered from laid off workers from across the
Each boot bears a tag signed by the laid off worker.
Give Flaherty the Boot:
Today - Monday, October 6 at 11 a.m.
Jim Flaherty's Campaign Office
1912 Dundas Street East, Unit 122
Whitby, ON L1N 2L6
"If there was a report card on the economy, both Prime Minister Stephen
Harper and Jim Flaherty would get an F for their performance," said CAW
President Ken Lewenza.
"It is critical to the well-being of our country that we do everything in
our power to defeat the Conservatives. This means voting out Jim Flaherty, a
politician who has completely ignored the suffering in his own community."
Since the Harper Conservatives took office in January 2006, the Oshawa area
has lost more than 6,100 manufacturing jobs.
The 'Give Flaherty the Boot' campaign began in Windsor, Ontario, with
boot collections also in Chatham, Ingersoll, London, Kitchener, Brampton,
Toronto and Oshawa.
The CAW has adopted an ABC (Anyone But Conservative) voting approach in
the Whitby-Oshawa riding, the seat currently held by Flaherty.
For further information:
For further information: Shannon Devine (cell) (416) 302-1699 or John
McClyment (cell) (416) 315-3202