Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 25, 2010 12:57 ET

Media Advisory: Hassan Yussuff to Speak at Alberta Pension Summit

Most Canadians not saving enough for retirement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2010) - The Canadian Labour Congress and the Alberta Federation of Labour will convene a one-day pension summit in Edmonton on Saturday, November 27.

Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress and Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, are among the speakers. Other featured speakers include Bernard Dussault, former Chief Actuary of the Canada Pension Plan, and Jon Kesselman, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Yussuff will be available for media comment prior to and during the summit. 

The CLC and its affiliated unions launched a national campaign in 2009 to promote pension reform. The labour movement believes that an enhanced Canada Pension Plan must be the cornerstone of retirement security.

WHO: Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress
   
WHAT: AFL-CLC Pension Summit
   
WHEN: Saturday, November 27, 2010
  10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   
WHERE: Grant MacEwan University
  Main Floor Multi-purpose Room
  106th Street Building, 10700 – 104 Avenue
  Edmonton

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. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca

Contact Information

  • Dennis Gruending
    CLC Communications
    613-526-7431
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    dgruending@clc-ctc.ca
    (for contact with Hassan Yussuff)
    or
    Alberta Federation of Labour
    (for summit information)
    780-483-3021
    afl@afl.org