Union warns Canadians are losing their public services
TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada
(PSAC) is holding a National Day of Action on Saturday September 15th, 2012 to protest the federal government's austerity agenda. Under the
Conservative government, public services have been slashed and tens of
thousands of workers who provide them are being told their jobs are in
"Public services are crucial to the foundation of our communities. They
reduce inequality and ensure that everyone has a standard of care that
helps to better the quality of life for themselves and their families",
states Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for
This Conservative government does not believe in strengthening the
services that Canadians rely upon for their security and prosperity.
The shroud of secrecy with which they have undertaken their reckless
agenda of cuts is further proof that this government knows that what it
is doing goes against the wishes of Canadians.
PSAC is standing together with other labour unions, community groups,
human rights organizations and concerned citizens for a Canada that
continues to invest in its people through strong social and public
The following events have been planned for Saturday September, 15, 2012.
All are open to the media:
Toronto - "The People's Court" demonstration at 1pm in front of the Toronto
Court House at 361 University Avenue (at Armoury St).
Thunder Bay - Demonstration and rally at the Lakehead Labour Centre (929 Fort
William Rd, Thunder Bay) at noon.
Kingston - "Bon Voyage to Harper and his Austerity Measures!" Demonstration at
Confederation Park (2-24 Clarence St, Kingston) at noon.
Kitchener - Rally at Victoria Park in Kitchener (near the David St. entrance) at
Sudbury - Community BBQ in the Market Square (Corner of Elm and Elgin St.) at
SOURCE: Public Service Alliance of Canada - Ontario
For further information:
Lino Vieira, Communications Officer,
Cell - 416-577-0238