Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

September 09, 2011 14:49 ET

Vote for positive change on Oct. 6, says CUPE Ontario

Ontarians deserve better, so let's vote better-let's vote NDP, says Hahn

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - Voting for the New Democratic Party on Oct. 6 is the best way to build a better and more inclusive province, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn.

"We know that positive change only happens when people vote for what they really want," Hahn said at a media conference in St. Catharines today. "And most Ontarians really want a government that brings fairness to the economy and builds quality public services that strengthen our communities."

The NDP is hitting all the right notes, said Hahn. He noted that the NDP under leader Andrea Horwath is the only party promising to reverse unfair corporate tax giveaways. He added that the NDP is a lone voice promoting "Buy Ontario" policies that would spur much-needed local and long-term economic growth.

On health care, Hahn noted that only the NDP has promised to expand Ontario's public health care system by investing in more public long-term care beds and by building an urgently needed public home care system.

"Both the Liberals under Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Progressive Conservatives under leader Tim Hudak support letting private companies make profits off the backs of senior citizens and people with disabilities in both long-term care and home care," Hahn said. "Ontarians deserve better, so let's vote better – let's vote NDP."

Hahn was joined today by Cindy Forster, NDP candidate for Welland, underscoring CUPE Ontario's commitment to supporting the NDP on Oct. 6.

"CUPE Ontario is proud to encourage its members and all Ontarians to support the NDP in the October 6 provincial election," Hahn said. "In Welland, this means supporting Cindy Forster."

Contact Information

  • Fred Hahn, President
    CUPE Ontario

    David Robbins
    CUPE Communications