TORONTO, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - As the federal election race tightens in the
final days of campaigning, eight prominent personalities from a cross-section
of Canadian NGOs will collectively express their opposition to the re-election
of Stephen Harper's Conservative Party.
The eight leaders from the environmental, labour, arts, aboriginal,
culture, anti-poverty, and anti-globalization communities in Canada will speak
at an impromptu "Stop Harper" press conference in Toronto on Thursday, October
9, at 10:00 a.m.
The press conference will take place in the Civic Ballroom of the
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St. W., in Toronto. Journalists can join the
news conference by telephone by phoning 1-800-594-3615 at 10:00 a.m.
The full list of speakers at the event is provided below.
Eight Good Reasons to Vote Against Stephen Harper's Conservatives
Chair: Linda McQuaig, Journalist and Author
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Naomi Campbell, founding Central Committee member, The Department of
Chief Isadore Day, Serpent River First Nation Chief and Huron Treaty
Alice Klein, Editor and CEO of Now Magazine, and co-founder of
voteforenvironment.ca (climate change website encouraging strategic voting)
Ken Lewenza, National President, Canadian Auto Workers union
David Martin, Climate & Energy Coordinator, Greenpeace Canada
Garry Neil, Director, Council of Canadians
Marvyn Novick, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University, and child poverty
Ricken Patel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Avaaz.ca (sponsor of
the Stop Harper "anthem" performed by K-OS, Ed Robertson, Sarah Harmer, and
For further information:
For further information: Shannon Devine (CAW) at (416) 302-1699; Kristen
Ostling (Avaaz) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 222-2573; or Michael Wheeler
(Department of Culture) at (416) 939-2173