Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

December 14, 2011 10:35 ET

Media Advisory: CLC in Victoria for Finance Ministers' Meeting

Will lobby for improvements to Canada Pension Plan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2011) - CLC President Ken Georgetti and Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-Treasurer, will participate in an Afternoon Tea Talk on Retirement Security on December 18 in Victoria, British Columbia. The event, organized jointly by the CLC and the Victoria Labour Council, will coincide with a meeting of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers.

The CLC, along with other labour, retiree and citizens' groups, continues to advocate for a phased-in doubling of CPP benefits as the best solution to Canada's retirement income crisis. CLC officers and representatives of other groups will be on hand in Victoria, urging the finance ministers to move ahead on CPP reform.

Georgetti and Yussuff will be available in Victoria for comment to the media.

WHO: Ken Georgetti, CLC President
Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Micheal J. Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy
University of Victoria
Speakers from other labour and retirees groups
WHAT: Afternoon Tea Talk on Retirement Security for Everyone
WHEN: Sunday, December 18, 2011
2:30-3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
WHERE: Fairmont Empress Hotel
Saanich Room, Victoria Conference Centre

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 130 district labour councils. Details of the CLC pension proposal can be found at Follow us on Twitter: @CanadianLabour

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