Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

September 15, 2011 16:04 ET

CUPE Ontario to oppose cuts to TTC routes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2011) - The next Ontario government must support public transit because it is vital to healthy cities and healthy families, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick will bring her concerns to a Toronto-area leadership meeting tomorrow, Friday, September 16. She will be joined by local NDP candidates Gerti Dervishi, Paul Ferreira, David Hynes, Jonah Schein and Neethan Shan. Rennick and candidates will be available for interviews.

WHAT: CUPE Ontario leadership meeting
WHO: Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE Ontario
GUESTS: Gerti Dervishi, NDP Candidate for Eglinton—Lawrence
Paul Ferreira, NDP Candidate for York South—Weston
David Hynes, NDP Candidate for St. Paul's
Jonah Schein, NDP Candidate for Davenport
Neethan Shan, NDP Candidate for Scarborough—Rouge River
WHEN: Friday, September 16, at 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence Heights Community Centre – 5 Replin Road

Public transit is a key component of a healthy, functioning city. Proposed cuts to TTC services will significantly affect many Torontonians, particularly recent immigrant communities. Maintaining and improving service will require a provincial government that understands it has a role to play in making public transit effective and affordable.

CUPE Ontario is actively encouraging its members to support the NDP in the October 6 provincial election.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Ontario
    Candace Rennick
    Secretary-Treasurer
    705-768-2288

    CUPE Communications
    Craig Saunders
    416-576-7316