CAW Council Opens Friday April 13 in Port Elgin, Ontario

    TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - More than 800 delegates from coast to coast
will gather for CAW Council, the union's Parliament, at the CAW Family
Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario Friday, April 13 to 15. Delegates will
hear from guest speakers and discuss and debate a host of issues facing the
union's 265,000 members, including the crisis hitting hard at Canada's
manufacturing sector.
    CAW President Buzz Hargrove will give the opening address at
approximately 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 13th. Also, on Friday at approximately
11:30 a.m. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is scheduled to be a guest speaker.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, Steve Mahoney chair of the
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will speak to the delegates.
    On Saturday, April 14th at approximately 3:30 p.m. Phil Fontaine, the
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, will speak on the Assembly of
First Nations campaign to Make Poverty History for First Nations.
    Media are welcome to attend.

For further information:

For further information: contact CAW Communications Director, Jim Paré,
cell (416) 723-2224; or CAW Communications Representative, John McClyment,
cell (416) 315-3202

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