Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

May 15, 2006 14:45 ET


CAMPAIGN TO STOP GOVERNMENT PRIVATIZATION Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Ontario Federation of Labour president Wayne Samuelson will be in London on Tuesday, May 16 to meet with media outlets and activists to discuss the McGuinty government's ongoing drive for the privatization of public services here in Ontario.

"Every city and town, every community in Ontario will be negatively affected by the privatization agenda of this government," Samuelson said. "I'm talking about health care, education, water treatment plants, highways - all of our public services and infrastructure."

"Dalton McGuinty can't be trusted. He says he's committed to preserving public services, but he supports projects like private ownership and management of up to 26 hospitals in Ontario. London's Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's hospital are on the list," Samuelson said. "Privatizing public services won't make them more efficient or cheaper. Costs will go up and quality will go down."

On Tuesday, May 16, OFL President Samuelson will be at the following locations:

8:30 a.m.
Solidarity picket with education assistants (CUPE Local 4222)
at the Education Centre, Dundas & Highbury

10:00 a.m.
CJBK radio interview

11:00 - 12:00 noon
980 Radio Talk Show, 380 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
London Free Press - meeting with Editorial Board
369 York Street

2:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NDP Office, Tolpuddle Co-op Office,
380 Adelaide Street North
Meeting with youth activists

4:00 p.m.
Meeting with union activists to discuss privatization in their
workplaces, Tolpuddle Building, 380 Adelaide Street North

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Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-443-7665