Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 18, 2009 14:39 ET

Sudbury - OFL to release economic plan Thurs March 19 at 11 am

Responding to Job Loss and Building for Growth, An Economic Plan that Works for Everyone

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO --(Marketwire - March 18, 2009) - RESPONDING TO JOB LOSS AND BUILDING FOR GROWTH
To be released at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19
109 Elm Street, Suite 209, Sudbury

Ontario is in the midst of the economic storm, and Sudbury is suffering the effects. To move the province out of the recession and into a sustainable future, the Ontario government has to be strategic and aggressive, says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).
OFL president Wayne Samuelson will be joined by local leaders in Sudbury on Thursday, March 19 to release the OFL's plan for Ontario's response to the economic crisis.
The crisis in manufacturing and forestry is spreading across the entire economy. Ontario lost 138,000 jobs between October 2008 and January 2009, and more losses are forecast.
The Ontario government will deliver a new budget on March 26. It has the power and opportunity to stave off the worst of a recession, build a stronger and more sustainable economy, and to provide relief to people that really need help, says the OFL.
"Ontario needs a plan that works for everyone," says Samuelson.
Speaking at the news conference:

Wayne Samuelson, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
John Closs, President, Sudbury and District Labour Council
Bryan Obansawin, Labour Community Services/United Way Centraide Sudbury and/et District /For further information: Wayne Samuelson
Ontario Federation of Labour
416.571.7408 cellular/ IN: ECONOMY, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, Communications Director, Ontario Federation of Labour
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2731 ext. 665
    Secondary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138
    E-mail: dboettger@ofl.ca