Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 15, 2010 15:33 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) - The organizers of what promises to be the largest public gathering during the upcoming G20 meetings – the "People First!" rally at Queen's Park and a march through downtown Toronto streets – will hold a news conference at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday June 16, in front of Gate 14 at 1 Blue Jays Way (the northwest corner of the Rogers Centre).

Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), will talk about the "People First!" rally and why thousands of people are expected to join them in peaceful protest on June 26.

They will be joined by Nathalie Des Rosiers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) which, along with the Canadian Labour Congress, has sought a court injunction to prevent the use of sonic cannons (known as Long Range Acoustic Devices) during the G20 meetings.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday, June 16
   
WHERE: 1 Blue Jays Way (Gate 14) at the Rogers Centre
  (northwest corner, one block south of Front at Peter)
   
WHO: Organizers of the June 26 "People First!" protest rally, joined by the CCLA
  Ken Georgetti (CLC) and Sid Ryan (OFL)
  Nathalie Des Rosiers (CCLA)
   
WHY: To discuss plans for the June 26 protest rally and march.
  To discuss the CCLA and CLC injunction to prevent sonic cannon use that weekend.
   
Format: Short statements from all three participants, followed by questions from media.
  Georgetti and Ryan will be available for interviews immediately afterwards.

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