Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 02, 2007 16:35 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress Launches Better Choice Campaign

LONDON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 2, 2007) - The Canadian Labour Congress will launch BETTER CHOICE in London, Ontario on Wednesday, April 4. The campaign encourages working people to ask politicians where they stand on what matters most to working families, then to vote for the party that supports them. The focus in London and area will be on protecting jobs and wages. You can find below, the Better Choice information backgrounder.



News Conference: 2:00 p.m. Canadian Auto Workers, Local 1520 Hall
6688 Tempo Road, London

Spokespersons: Hassan Yussuff, CLC secretary-treasurer
Tim Carrie, president, London and District
Labour Council & president of CAW, Local 27
Dennis McGee, president, CAW, Local 1520


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 136 district labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca


BETTER CHOICE - Background Information

BETTER CHOICE is the Canadian Labour Congress political issues campaign encouraging working people to ask politicians where they stand on what matters most to working families, then to vote for the party that supports them.

BETTER CHOICE focusses on five issues that could make a real difference in people's lives if they were dealt with by those who are elected to Parliament. Those issues are :

- JOBS - protecting jobs and wages for working people. This is especially important in London and area, given the auto sector layoffs.

- TRAINING and EDUCATION - creating skills and training opportunities for workers and their children.

- PENSIONS - making sure that people get the pensions that they have earned.

- PHARMACARE - making prescription drugs more affordable.

- EARLY LEARNING - ensuring quality child care and early learning opportunities for workers and their kids.

Executive Officers of the Canadian Labour Congress are fanning out across the country in April and May to take the BETTER CHOICE message to working people.

BETTER CHOICE information is also available at www.betterchoice.ca.

The Canadian Labour Congress is the national voice of the labour movement. It is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. We advocate realistic solutions on the issues that are relevant to workers and their families.

Contact Information

  • LONDON:
    Sandi Ellis
    519-854-0261
    or
    LONDON:
    Tim Carrie
    519-455-3430
    519-318-1022 (cell)
    or
    OTTAWA:
    Jeff Atkinson
    613-526-7425 or 613-863-1413