CAW President Rallies Members for Federal Election, Endorses Malcolm Allen in Welland

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in Welland this
afternoon laying out the union's platform of strategic voting combined with
targeted support for specific candidates, with the goal of preventing a
Stephen Harper Conservative majority.
    On behalf of the union, Lewenza will also be throwing his support behind
Welland Councilor and CAW Local 199 member NDP candidate Malcolm Allen, who is
running in the Welland riding. Allen will also address CAW members in
attendance for the rally.

    Pre-election Rally
    Today: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
    Location: CAW Local 523 Union Hall
    16 Steel Street
    Welland, ON

    In other parts of the Niagara region, the CAW will be endorsing an ABC
strategic voting strategy (Anyone But Conservative) with the goal of
preventing a Stephen Harper Conservative majority government.
    In a region marked by job loss, the recent economic downturn and
government inaction are top concerns for CAW members in Welland, St.
Catharines and Niagara Falls and the outlying region. Recent job losses
include the closure announcement for John Deere in Welland (800 jobs), the
lay-off at Henniges Automotive in Welland (235 jobs), closure of Can Gro fruit
canning plant (150 jobs), with hundreds of other farming jobs which supplied
the facility.
    The meeting is part of a leadership election tour by Lewenza to various
communities across Ontario over the next two weeks. For more information on
the tour, please visit:

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications or John McClyment (cell)
(416) 315-3202 or Shannon Devine (cell) (416) 302-1699

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