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Media Advisory: Ontario Federation of Labour to Unveil a People's Budget Following Unprecedented Community Consultation with Citizens and Groups

Apr 14 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/13 -- In February, the Ontario Federation of Labour launched an unprecedented, province-wide community consultation on the next provincial budget. The People's Budget campaign visited nine communities, inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges. The campaign received in-person and written submissions from more than 135 citizens and groups. This input serves as the basis for the recommendations contained in the People's Budget. On April 15, we share this vision for Ontario.

Who: Sid Ryan, President of the OFL; Simon Black, Researcher at City Institute, York University; Grace Guo student presenter at the Peel consultation; and representatives of many of the organizations that participated in the community consultationsWhat: Launch of the People's Budget White PaperWhen: Monday, April 15 - reception 12:00pm, speeches 12:45pm, media availability 1:00pmWhere: South Dining Room, Hart House, University of TorontoWhy: To share the recommendations of Ontarians for their next provincial budget



Note: the white paper will be published online at 9:00am, April 15 at www.ThePeoplesBudget.ca.

About the Ontario Federation of Labour

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow the OFL on Facebook and Twitter: @OFLabour and follow OFL President Sid Ryan at @SidRyan_OFL.



Contacts:
Public Response for the Ontario Federation of Labour
Empower Consulting
Christopher Holcroft
416-996-0767
Christopherholcroft@hotmail.ca
@Chris_Holcroft

Public Response for the Ontario Federation of Labour
Flanagan and Associates
Anne-Marie Flanagan
416-735-3690
amflan@sympatico.ca
@AnneMFlanagan





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