Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2009 09:15 ET

Media Advisory: Marie Clarke Walker to attend Labour Day parade in Toronto

CLC Executive Vice-President available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Executive Vice-President, will attend a Labour Day parade in Toronto on Monday, September 7th. She will also be available for comments to the media. The event is sponsored by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894, but given the economic crisis and continuing high levels of unemployment this year there is cause for concern. More than 1.5 million workers have lost their jobs and millions more have watched their pensions evaporate. The CLC is fighting for reforms to EI and for measures to protect and improve pensions. Unions can and do make a difference in peoples' lives.

WHO: Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President, CLC

WHAT: Labour Day Parade

WHEN: Monday, September 7, 2009
Gathering 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Parade to follow

WHERE: Meet at University Ave. & Queen Street W., Toronto
Parade ends at Dufferin Gates
Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information

  • CLC Communications
    Dennis Gruending
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    (prior to September 7)
    CLC Ontario region
    Mehdi Kouhestaninejad
    (on September 7):