Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

February 25, 2013 09:17 ET

Media Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Peel Region on February 25th

Brampton Campaign Launch aims to change the public policy conversation on austerity

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - On February 25, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will release a discussion paper calling for a changing of the public policy conversation on austerity to focus on good jobs, economic growth, and public services. The OFL also will announce the launch of a province-wide community consultation about the next Ontario Budget. The People's Budget campaign will be visiting nine cities over the next several weeks, inviting community groups and citizens to offer their ideas for a new approach to addressing the province's economic, social, and fiscal challenges. Further information, including the discussion paper Toward a People's Budget, can be found at www.thepeoplesbudget.ca.

Who: Representatives of community and labour organizations
What: Ontario Federation of Labour community consultation on the next Ontario Budget
When: February 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Century Gardens Arena, 340 Vodden Street, Brampton, ON
Why: To discuss ideas for a new approach to addressing Ontario's economic, social, and fiscal challenges and contribute to the development of a People's Budget

About the Ontario Federation of Labour

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow the OFL on Facebook and Twitter: @OFLabour and follow OFL President Sid Ryan at @SidRyan_OFL.

Contact Information

  • Empower Consulting / Public Response for the
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Christopher Holcroft
    416-996-0767
    Christopherholcroft@hotmail.ca

    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Sid Ryan
    President
    416-209-0066
    www.OFL.ca

    President of the Brampton-Mississauga and
    District Labour Council
    Motillal Sarjoo
    416-709-6352