Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

December 08, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Canadian Labour Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2007) - Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress will speak at the EcoFair following the mass rally on Parliament Hill this Saturday, one of the many events taking place across Canada and around the world to demand action on climate change. The events are organized to coincide with the UN Kyoto Climate Talks in Indonesia this month.

"There will be no good jobs on a dead planet," says Clarke Walker.

"We reject the idea that there is a fundamental conflict between the economy and jobs on the one hand, and environmental sustainability on the other. Dealing seriously with global warming has the potential to create a strong and vibrant economy with many good new jobs, not to mention more liveable communities with less pollution for workers and their families. Governments need only act with determination to plan the transition,"she says.

WHO: Marie Clarke Walker, Canadian Labour Congress

WHAT: Global Day of Action to Stop Climate Chaos Mass Rally and Ecofair

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: EcoFair, University of Ottawa campus

The labour movement's position on climate change, including "just transition" policies to help workers make the shift towards a greener economy can be found at

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 136 district labour councils.

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