Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 08, 2005 12:18 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Initial Reaction to the Chaoulli Decision

Labour on Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Public Medicare Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Barbara Byers and FTQ (Quebec Federation of Labour) President Henri Massé, will be available to the media, in Montreal, to comment on the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the Chaouli case.

This is the case where Dr. Jacques Chaoulli and his patient George Zeliotis claim to have a constitutional right to private care and private insurance under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

11 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel
1255 Jeanne Mance
Montreal, QC

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Web site:

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Louis Cauchy, FTQ, 514-235-3996

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