News advisory - Union reacts to forestry announcement

    OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Leaders of Canada's largest forestry union
will react to today's announcement about government aid to the forest sector
by Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt. Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers Union of Canada President Dave Coles and Secretary-Treasurer
Gaétan Ménard will hold a news conference:

    Where:  National Press Theatre (150 Wellington St.)
    When:   1:30 p.m.

    There are 300 forestry-dependent towns in Canada, and 55,000 forestry
jobs have been lost in the past two years. The 150,000-member CEP represents
more than 60,000 forestry workers.

For further information:

For further information: Michelle Walsh, (613) 230-5800, ext. 222; (613)

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