Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

May 27, 2015 09:38 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE members from across province rallying at Queen's Park to Keep Hydro Public

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Hailing from every corner of the province, hundreds of members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will join the rally at Queen's Park on Thursday to Keep Hydro Public.

CUPE Ontario has repeatedly raised concerns expressed by leading economists and legal experts that the proposed Hydro One privatization will lead to higher costs and a loss of local control and accountability. Already-squeezed operating budgets of public services such as health care, schools and child care centres will also be hit by hydro rate increases resulting from privatization.

Keep Hydro Public rally
Queen's Park, Toronto
12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28
Speakers include: Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario NDP
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, ACORN Toronto
Warren "Smokey" Thomas, President, OPSEU
Brenda Thompson, TTC riders
John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Katha Fortier, Ontario Regional Director, Unifor
Rajean Hoilett, Chair, Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario)

The rally is being organized by Keep Hydro Public. For more information on the coalition, visit

CUPE is Ontario's community union, with 250,000 members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.

Contact Information

  • Craig Saunders
    CUPE Communications