Media Advisory - Public sector workers to protest McGuinty government's
priorities at Arkona golf fundraiser

ARKONA, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Tax breaks for profitable corporations don't build public services or create jobs, says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

OPSEU members will take this message to Liberal Party supporters at a golf fundraiser for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel.

    Date:  Saturday, June 5, 2010
    Time:  11:30 a.m.
    Place: Arkona Fairways,
           8562 Townsend Line,

Arkona is north of Highway 402, between London and Sarnia.

The 2010 Ontario budget contains attacks on the public sector with both immediate and long-term consequences.

"We want Maria Van Bommel to explain why the Liberal government is giving away billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations while public services are in desperate need of funding," says OPSEU Regional Vice-president, Gino Franche. "Thousands of regular working people are taking a pay cut while top public sector managers keep raking in fat bonuses."

Starting July 1, cuts to the corporate income tax rate - charged on profits - will cost Ontario billions in revenues in the coming years.

OPSEU activists have been protesting at Ontario Liberal Party fundraising events since April 19, demanding the government invest in public services and stop the corporate tax cuts.


For further information: For further information: Gino Franche, (519) 359-9197

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