Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 09, 2005 12:04 ET


3rd National Conference for LGBT Workers Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor QUEBEC CITY--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) - The Canadian Labour Congress is holding its 3rd Solidarity and Pride Conference this weekend, November 13 - 15, in Quebec City.

What: 3rd Canadian Labour Congress Solidarity & Pride Conference

When: Sunday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Where: The Hilton Québec Hotel
1100, boulevard René-Lévesque Est

The theme of the conference is "Beyond Legal Equality to Social Equality". Over 200 delegates, from union locals, labour councils and provincial labour federations across the country, will hear from a range of speakers:

Claude Côté (1 p.m., November 13th) - Board member of Egale Canada. He is an active member of the Mixed Committee on Homophobia and Heterosexism, created by the Quebec government in 2004 and is working towards the development of a Quebec governmental policy against homophobia.

Gerald Hunt (1:30 p.m., November 13th) - A professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, his research focuses on labour's response to equity. He is the author of "Laboring for Rights: Unions and Sexual Diversity Across Nations". He will speak about how the international labour movement has started to take-up equity issues related to sexual diversity.

Tomee Sojourner (2 p.m., November 13th) - A Masters' student in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University, her research interests focus on lesbian workers of colour, the workplace experiences of marginalized groups, and anti-discrimination policies.

Kim Vance (9 a.m., November 15th) - Co-founder and co-director of ARC International, a Canadian NGO, with a secretariat recently opened in Geneva. ARC strives to advance equality and justice for people and their families at the international level. Among other functions, ARC assist in the implementation of an international strategic vision for LGBT human rights.

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 137 district labour councils. Web site:

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