ST. CATHARINES, ON, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Calling the McGuinty Liberals
and the Tory Conservatives 'two sides of the same coin,' the Canadian Union of
Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario's election bus arrives in St. Catharines
tomorrow 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 join St. Catharine's NDP candidate Henry Bosch at his
campaign office at 11:00 am. It will also greet members of CUPE and the
Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), families and friends attending a meeting on the
provincial election and election referendum on Mixed Member Proportional (MMP)
at the CAW Local 199 hall.
"Like Henry Bosch, CUPE Ontario wants a government that will keep public
health care, including the new hospital in the area, publicly financed and
managed," 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. Let's remember that these
conditions started with the Tory government. The McGuinty Liberals aren't
really any better, having failed to reverse many of the Tory policies."
The CUPE Ontario bus will appear:
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Time 11:00 a.m.
Location: Henry Bosch campaign office
6 Elderwood Drive
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