Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 20, 2007 14:29 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress Launches Better Choice Campaign in Brandon

Attention: Brandon & Area Reporters & Editors

BRANDON, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - The Canadian Labour Congress will launch BETTER CHOICE in Brandon on Tuesday, April 24. The campaign encourages working people to ask federal political candidates where they stand on what matters most to working families, then to vote for the party that supports them. The focus in Brandon will be on the need for a national pharmacare program to protect people against the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs. You can find below, the Better Choice information backgrounder.

Spokesperson: Barbara Byers, CLC executive vice-president

Event: Ms. Byers will speak to the Manitoba Nurses' Union
Annual General Meeting and will be available to
media immediately following her remarks.

Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 24th.

Location: The Keystone Centre, #1-1175 18th Street.

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:

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 Brandon and area.

- 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

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

    Deborah Jamerson
    Jeff Atkinson
    613-526-7425 or 613-863-1413