MEDIA ADVISORY - CUPE Ontario bus makes final election stop in Hamilton Tues.

    HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Having carried its election campaign
message to towns and cities across the province since September 10, the
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario's election bus will make its
final election stop in Hamilton on Tuesday.
    The bus, which features giant caricatures of Dalton McGuinty and John
Tory on its sides with the slogan "Two sides of the same coin", will join up
with NDP candidates Paul Miller (Hamilton East- Stoney Creek), Andrea Horwath
(Hamilton Centre) and Bryan Adamczyk (Hamilton Mountain) on the campaign
trail. It will make a final stop at McMaster University in late afternoon.
    "Like Milller, Horwath and Adamczyk, CUPE Ontario wants a government that
will introduce a $10 minimum wage now," 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

    The CUPE Ontario bus will appear:

          Date:            Tuesday, October 9, 2007

          1:00 p.m.        Paul Miller Campaign Office
                           289 Queenston Rd.

          2:00 p.m.        Andrea Horwath Campaign Office
                           370 Main Street East

          3:00 p.m.        Bryan Adamczyk Campaign Office
                           12-1001 Rymal Rd. East

    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: Tony Christiano, CUPE Ontario, (905) 741-3010;
Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer, (416) 540-3979; Valerie Dugale,
CUPE Communications, (647) 225-3685

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