TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza and CAW Economist Jim Stanford will meet with Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid today to present the union's proposals on strengthening the province's auto industry.
Lewenza and Stanford will be available for comment at 2 p.m., immediately following the meeting.
Today - April 30 at 2p.m.
900 Bay Street, Hearst Block
(Bay Street, south of Wellesley Street West)
The afternoon session is the first meeting with government officials since the launch of the CAW's Re-think the Economy, Re-think Canada's Auto Industry campaign on April 16.
The campaign policy proposals include developing a transparent and consistent auto investment policy, building a green industry, negotiating Canadian manufacturing footprint commitments, in addition to a number of other measures. See the entire list of proposals at: http://www.rethinktheeconomy.ca/resources
The auto industry accounts for 92,000 direct jobs in Ontario and hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs.
For further information:
Please contact CAW Communications Shannon Devine 416-302-1699. For more information on the Re-think the Economy campaign or for an outline of the CAW's proposals, please visit: www.rethinktheeconomy.ca