Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

May 17, 2006 17:10 ET

Media Advisory: Labour Protests John Howard's Visit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) - The Canadian Labour Congress and the Ottawa Labour Council will protest the visit by the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, prior to his address to the House of Commons tomorrow.

A rally has been organized to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18
at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.

Speakers at the rally include Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress, Patty Ducharme from the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and Peggy Nash, M.P. (Parkdale- High Park).

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 135 district labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca

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