Day of Action April 21

The deets:

Saturday, April 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Queen’s Park
Intersection of College Street and University Avenue
Subway — Queen’s Park station
Toronto, ON

The call out:

Tell Premier McGuinty to build Ontario, not tear it apart.

Premier McGuinty put banker Don Drummond in charge of recommending nearly 400 cuts to jobs and public services in Ontario. At a time when Ontarians are in desperate need of economic recovery, these cuts will jeopardize every aspect of society: from health care to full-day kindergarten to pensions. No public service is safe.

However, in McGuinty’s reckless plan to balance Ontario’s books by putting more people out of work and destroying the social safety net, he refuses to roll-back corporate tax cuts that are starving the province of billions of dollars that could be better used to create new jobs and help tens of thousands of struggling Ontario families to get back on their feet.

Ontarians from all sectors of society must come together to tell Premier McGuinty that he cannot cut his way to economic prosperity. Ontarians need a job creation strategy and it is time that banks and corporations began paying their fair share.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is working with community groups and organizations across Ontario to call on workers, retirees, students and community members to join a mass rally at Queen’s Park from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on April 21 to demand prosperity, not austerity!

Help to mobilize your members, your families and your communities to stop the cuts and put Ontario on the road to economic recovery.

Our collective future depends on it.

To download materials to promote the day of action, visit

Organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

ENDORSEMENTS (to date)*:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants – Ontario
Alliance of Seniors
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA)
Barrio Nuevo
Barrie Labour Council
Brampton-Mississauga and District Labour Council
Brantford and District Labour Council
Campaign for Public Education
Canadian Arab Federation (CAF)
Canadian Autoworkers (CAW)
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) – Ontario
Ontario Federation of Union Retirees (OFUR)
Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE)
COPE Local 26
COPE Local 454
Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
CUPE Local 4400
Chatham-Kent Labour Council
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) (Ontario)
Collingwood and District Labour Council
Colour of Poverty
Committee in Support of Workers’ Struggles Iran-Canada
Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)
Cornwall and District Labour Council
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
Durham Region Labour Council
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
Equal Pay Coalition
Grey-Bruce Labour Council
Guelph and District Labour Council
Hamilton and District Labour Council
Huron and District Labour Council
Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC)
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Latin American Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN)
Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition (LATUC)
Lindsay and District Labour Council
London and District Labour Council
Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Niagara Regional Labour Council
North Bay and District Labour Council
North Simcoe, Muskoka and District Labour Council
Oakville and District Labour Council
Occupy Toronto
Ontario Association of Interval and Transitional Houses (OAITH)
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA)
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Action Coalition
Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association (OECTA)
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Group (ONIWG)
Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF)
Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC)
OPSEU Greater Toronto Area Council
Ottawa District Labour Council
Poverty Makes Us Sick – Kitchener-Waterloo
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
PSAC Local 610
Our Times Magazine
Queer Ontario
St. Thomas & District Labour Council
Social Planning Network of Ontario
Socialist Party of Ontario
Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Local 80
Step It Up Campaign
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Toronto Women’s City Alliance
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
United Steelworkers (USW)
Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR)
Windsor and District Labour Council
Youth in Solidarity

*To be added to this list, send your endorsements to [email protected]

For more information, please see here.




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