Media Advisory: Unifor to present on Bill 172

TORONTO, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor supports the goals of Ontario's climate change action program but the union, representing members who work at 30 of the 150 large emitters listed on Ontario's reporting facilities data base, is calling for constructive changes to Bill 172. That's the message Unifor will deliver today at a hearing of the Standing Committee on General Government on Bill 172, Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act. 

"We want cap and trade to work," said Unifor Ontario Regional Director Katha Fortier. "However we believe that its success depends on our ability to demonstrate to Ontario workers that they will not be left behind as economic and environmental change transforms our province.

  • What: Verbal testimony
  • Where: Committee Room 2, Main Legislature Queen's Park
  • When: Today - Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Who: Unifor Ontario Regional Director Katha Fortier
    Fred Wilson, Unifor Director, Strategic Planning. 

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers.. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.


For further information: Unifor Communications National Representative, Kathleen O'Keefe at or 416-896-3303 (cell)


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