Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 17, 2009 12:41 ET

Thunder Bay-Together It Works:Economic Plan that Works for Everyone

Press Conference: Wednesday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Kingston & District Labour Council, 105 Sutherland Drive, Kingston

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO (MEDIA ADVISORY)--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Ontario is in the midst of the economic storm, and Kingston 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 labour leaders and unemployed workers in Kingston on Wednesday, March 18 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
Michael LeBlanc, Vice-President, Kingston and District Labour Council
Darlene Medhurst, Labour Community Services/United Way of Kingston, Frontenac,
Lennox & Addington

The Ontario Federation of Labour advocates for 700,000 workers and their families. Affiliated unions represent workers in every sector of the economy.

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OFL President
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Contact Information

  • Sheila Keenan, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Secondary Phone: 416-737-5798
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138