Media Advisory - BBQ & Rally in support of prison farms

OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), will hold a major rally in Ottawa to support the prison farms in Canada.

The members of USGE/PSAC want to denounce Minister Van Loan's decision to close down the farms. It is an ideologically-driven decision that makes no financial or social sense. The decision will deprive inmates of a worthwhile rehabilitation program and will increase the cost of food in many penitentiary institutions that also benefited from the program.

                                Event details

    WHAT:        BBQ & Rally in support of prison farms

    WHO:         USGE/PSAC members

    SPEAKERS:    John Gordon, PSAC National President
                 John Edmunds, USGE National President

    WHEN:        Monday, September 28, 2009, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM

    WHERE:       Corner of Bank and Laurier Streets, Ottawa

    N.B.: Free food and drinks produced by prison farms will be served to the
    public on Monday, September 28, 12-1:30 pm on the corner of Bank and
    Laurier (L'Esplanade)


For further information: For further information: Dominique Vidmar, Union of Solicitor General Employees, (613) 232-4821, (613) 668-0267; Alain Cossette, PSAC Communications - (613) 293-9210

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