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THUNDER BAY, ON – Candace Rennick, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will join local members at an information picket outside the Ontario Liberal leadership debate in Thunder Bay, Ont. The picket, which will begin in advance of the debate on Sunday, will urge people attending the debate, and all members of the public, to press the government to repeal Bill 115 and back off from proposed legislation that attacks free collective bargaining rights.

Bill 115, which covers all workers in the school sector, gave the Minister of Education the power to override collective bargaining and impose a contract as early as December 31.


WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Sunday, December 9

WHERE:  ATAC Building, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Ontario

WHAT: Information picket protesting Bill 115 and other attacks
             on workers' democratic rights

WHO: CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, local CUPE members

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For more information, contact:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316

CUPE Ontario 80 Commerce Valley Drive E. Suite 1, Markham, ON, L3T 0B2