Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

May 15, 2006 15:44 ET

THUNDER BAY-OFL TO MEET WITH LOCAL MEDIA & ACTIVISTS TO STOP

PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Irene Harris, secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Federation of Labour will be in Thunder Bay 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.

"The Ontario government is privatizing key parts of our public services, including education and health care. Privatizing public services is not good policy,"Harris says. "We must stop it now."

"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," Harris 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 secretary-treasurer Irene Harris will be at the following locations:

9:00 a.m.
Meeting with Rebecca Johnson, City Councillor
City Hall, 500 Donald Street

9:45 a.m.
Dougall Media
87 North Hill Street
Radio - CKPR-AM
Thunder Bay Source

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Women's Centre
184 Camelot Street
(discussion of the effect of privatization on women)

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/For further information: Irene Harris
OFL Secretary-Treasurer
416.347.0454 (cellular)/ IN: HEALTH, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

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