Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 13, 2005 16:42 ET

Media Advisory Workers demonstrate for Public Care

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTRÉAL--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2005) - Union members from across Canada will march through downtown Montréal on Tuesday afternoon (June 14) to call for immediate actions to protect public health care following last week's ruling which struck down the Quebec government's blanket ban on private health insurance.

The march begins at 12:30 in front of the Palais du congrès, where the Canadian Labour Congress is holding its triennial convention, and proceeds along Jeanne-Mance towards the federal government offices at Place Guy-Favreau where a rally will take place. Henri Massé, President of the Quebec Federation of Labour, and Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress will address the crowd.

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:

Jeff Atkinson, (613) 863-1413

Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-863-1413