WATERLOO, Ontario, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Since taking office, the Doug Ford government has blazed a path of destruction. There is far too much at stake for communities right across Ontario to let Doug Ford damage and dismantle the best of what Ontario represents," says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

Labour and community allies are at the forefront of the growing resistance and fightback against this government.

On Wednesday, March 20, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Waterloo Regional Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Kitchener. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Waterloo Region, including Guelph and Stratford.

“I encourage everyone to get active in protecting Ontario from the reckless cuts and privatization agenda this government is planning to ram down our throats,” said OFL President Chris Buckley. “We’ve proven in the past that we know how to win, now we will ensure every Ontarian can access well-funded public services, education, and decent work.”

“We have fought and won before,” said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. “We are organizing to stop Ford’s irresponsible actions, and to take back Ontario.”

What: Kitchener - Waterloo Regional Activation Meeting
When: March 20, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: ETFO Waterloo, 610 Wabanaki Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 2K4

The Waterloo regional activation meeting will:

  • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
  • Introduce the Power of Many campaign plan, designed to mobilize and activate union members and community allies.
  • Launch province-wide rapid response networks to coordinate local fightback efforts.
  • Build and set plans of resistance, including escalating actions with the support of concerned citizens and community allies.

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.ofl.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information, please contact:
Meagan Perry,
Executive Director
Ontario Federation of Labour
mperry@ofl.ca l 416-894-3456