Media advisory - CUPE Ontario bus brings election campaign to Kingston; calls Liberals, Conservatives 'two sides of the same coin'

    KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Calling the McGuinty Liberals and
the Tory Conservatives 'two sides of the same coin,' Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE) Ontario's election bus arrives in Kingston this Saturday to
call on voters to put people first when they vote in the coming provincial
election on October 10.
    The bus, which features giant caricatures of Dalton McGuinty and John
Tory on its sides, will be at the Kingston Fall Fair from 12:00 noon to
2:00 p.m. Local activists will be there to greet the bus and hand out election
    "Like Kingston NDP candidate Rick Downes, CUPE Ontario wants a government
that will raise the minimum wage to $10 immediately," says Fred Hahn,
Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario. "Our message is that the people of
Ontario deserve better government. Our schools are in a financial crisis,
tuition fees have soared and our cities are struggling under the burden of
downloaded provincial services. While the McGuinty Liberals may not be as
overtly extreme a government as the Harris-Eves regime, let's be clear,
McGuinty has yet to reverse many of the Tory policies that have devastated
this province."

    The CUPE Ontario bus will appear:

        Date:     Saturday, September 15, 2007
        Time      12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
        Location: Kingston Fall Fair
                  Kingston Memorial Center

    CUPE Ontario is pushing for a provincial government that will work to
ensure schools, universities, social services, health care and municipal
services are adequately funded in order to properly meet the needs of
Ontarians. As well, the government needs to address Ontario's growing poverty,
stop loss of jobs, reverse increasing inequity, defend public services and
aggressively act on climate change.

For further information:

For further information: Valerie Dugale, CUPE Communications, (647)
225-3685; Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer, (416) 540-3979

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