Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

July 16, 2008 17:14 ET

Federations of Labour Parallel Premiers' Meeting in Quebec City

News Conference Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. - Hotel Manoir Victoria, Porte St. Louis, Quebec City, PQ

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Presidents of Labour Federations from across Canada have been meeting in Québec City in a parallel meeting to the Premiers' Council of the Federation summer meeting.

At a news conference on Thursday July 17 the labour presidents will respond to the Premiers' position on The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) on behalf of the millions of working people that the federations represent in Québec and across Canada.

In attendance at the news conference will be the presidents of ten federations of labour.

Speaking at the news conference:

Michel Arsenault, president, Quebec Federation of Labour (president de la Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec)
Wayne Samuelson, president, Ontario Federation of Labour

Wayne Samuelson who has been at the parallel meeting all week says, "It seems to us that instead of putting forward erroneous solutions to a non-existent problem the premiers ought to address the real issues, such as - the job crisis in manufacturing and high gas and heating oil prices."

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Contact Information

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