Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

May 01, 2009 12:07 ET

Media Advisory: Protest at National Liberal Convention Today

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) - Delegates to the Liberal Party Convention will be greeted by a rally to protest their party's support for the Conservative free trade agreement with Colombia - a country with a reputation for murdering trade unionists.

The protest rally is organized by the Vancouver and District Labour Council, with the support of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Forty-nine trade unionists were murdered in 2008, and another fifteen have been killed so far in 2009. Despite this, the Liberal Party refuses to stand in opposition to a free trade pact that is widely opposed in both Canada and Colombia due to that country's human rights abuses.

RALLY to say NO to Free Trade with Colombia
Outside the National Liberal Convention
Friday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place

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:

Contact Information

  • Vancouver and District Labour Council
    Bill Saunders