Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 25, 2009 13:22 ET

OFL to Comment on Ontario Budget, Thursday, March 26

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO (MEDIA ADVISORY)--(Marketwire - March 25, 2009) - Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) president Wayne Samuelson will be available after 4 p.m., Thursday, March 26 to comment on the Ontario Budget. Samuelson will be at Queen's Park and available by phone following the budget release.

Samuelson last week finished a six-city tour to meet with local leaders around the province and outline the action Ontario's people and industries need from their government during the economic crisis. Samuelson visited cities hard-hit by job loss and industry turmoil: Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Kingston, Sudbury, and Thunder Bay.

An 'Economic Plan that Works for Everyone' includes investments Ontario needs to:

* Maintain Ontario's industrial base by helping businesses survive the economic storm;

* Support public services when we need them the most;

* Deliver on the government's promise to reduce poverty and provide relief to people who really need it; and,

* Invest in infrastructure to create jobs and put Ontario on a sustainable path.

The document, TOGETHER IT WORKS: AN ECONOMIC PLAN THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE is at http://www.ofl.ca.

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