/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Moncton town hall meeting to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on families and communities/

    MONCTON, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The New Brunswick Union of Public &
Private Employees (NBUPPE) is sponsoring a town hall meeting in Moncton on
Tuesday, May 19th at 7 pm as a way to empower local residents to have their
voices heard about the impact of the current economic crisis on families and
communities and what our governments should be doing to help get everybody
through the crisis.
    The NBUPPE is sponsoring the meeting but it is not a union event. The
Town Hall is open to everyone - anyone who can give the big picture about
what's happening in their community, anyone with an idea on what needs to
happen to make our economy work for everyone - so please come out and make
your voice heard.
    "So far the debate about the current economic crisis has been dominated
by corporate executives, bankers and brokers," says Tom Mann, Executive
Director of NB Union. "We want to provide an opportunity for everyday experts
- that means everyday people who never get a chance to say anything about
decisions which affect their lives - to get engaged in the debate. Our plan is
to collect your very real and powerful stories, ideas and insights. At the end
we'll produce a report that will be presented to the provincial and federal
governments. The Town Hall is about you and your voice."
    The Moncton town hall meeting is part of a national campaign called "A
people's response to the economic crisis." The national campaign includes a
series of town hall meetings in communities across Canada and it includes an
interactive online component at www.peoplesresponse.ca

    What:     Moncton town hall meeting.

    Date:     Tuesday, May 19th

    Time:     7 pm to 9 pm

    Location: Moncton Lions Community Centre, Auditorium, 473 St. George St.

    Why:      The Moncton town hall meeting is part of a national campaign
              called A people's response to the economic crisis. The campaign
              is intended to bring Canadians from all walks of life into the
              discussion about the current economic crisis. It's a way for
              busy but concerned Canadians to make their voices heard and
              provide our governments with a better picture of the real
              effects of the recession on families and communities and to
              ensure that our governments find solutions that work for
              absolutely everybody. The national campaign consists of a
              series of town hall meetings across Canada and it includes an
              online component at www.peoplesreponse.ca

For further information:

For further information: Dennis Atchison, Office phone: (506) 444-7029,
Cell phone: (506) 470-9014, NBPEACommunications@nbu.ca

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