Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

September 19, 2011 12:00 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

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - Voting for the New Democratic Party on Oct. 6 is the best way to build a better and more inclusive province, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn said today.

"We know that positive change only happens when people vote for what they really want," Hahn said at a media conference in Mississauga 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 the best bet for working families, said Hahn. He noted that the NDP under leader Andrea Horwath is the only party promising to reverse unfair tax giveaways to profitable corporations. He added that the NDP is a lone voice promoting "Buy Ontario" policies that would spur much-needed local and long-term economic growth.

"Ontarians need a government that will put our own economic interests ahead of foreign corporations and investors," said Hahn. "The NDP understands that the way to balance the economy is to strengthen both the private and the public sectors. This approach protects workers, builds jobs and strengthens local economies."

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 underscored 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 Oct. 6 provincial election," Hahn said.

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  • CUPE Ontario
    Fred Hahn

    CUPE Communications
    David Robbins