Gov't should fall if budget neglects forestry workers

    OTTAWA, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's largest forestry union is urging
the opposition parties to vote against Tuesday's budget, unless it includes
meaningful measures to address forest sector job losses.
    "Forest communities need a lifeline, and if there is not one in this
budget, the other political parties should defeat the government and form a
coalition government," says CEP President Dave Coles.
    "Many forest companies are on the financial edge. Mills are closing and
jobs are being lost daily and there is little hope in sight. This budget must
address that."

    Dave Coles will be available on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, for reaction
to the federal budget. He can be reached at (613) 299-5628.

    CEP, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada,
represents 150,000 Canadian workers in several key parts of the economy,
including more than 55,000 forest workers.

For further information:

For further information: Michelle Walsh, Communications Director, (613)
230-5800, ext. 222, (613) 858-9144

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