Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 19, 2009 13:51 ET

Thunder Bay - OFL To Release Economic Plan March 20

Economic Plan to be Released at 11:00 a.m., Thunder Bay & District Labour Council, 929 Fort William Road, Charter Hall 'A', Thunder Bay

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO (MEDIA ADVISORY)--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - Ontario is in the midst of the economic storm, and Thunder Bay 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 Thunder Bay on Friday, March 20 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
Melanie Kelso, President, Thunder Bay and District Labour Council

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Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Secondary Phone: 416-441-2731 ext. 665
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138