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BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — Jack Layton is coming to Parry Sound-Muskoka on Wednesday, March 18 to hear from residents about how the community is coping with the current economic crisis.

The meeting, sponsored by CUPE and the Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP Riding Association, will be held at Nipissing University, 125 Wellington Street, Bracebridge. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

“This is a great opportunity for people to speak directly to Jack about issues that concern them,” says Sara Hall, president of the Parry Sound-Muskoka Riding Association.  “Jack is not coming here to speak so much as he is coming to listen.”

People across the country are struggling to deal with job losses and a slowing economy, said Grant Dart, president of CUPE 1813. Parry Sound-Muskoka’s small manufacturing base has been so hard hit over the last number of years, he said, noting that more and more people are relying on seasonal, service-oriented jobs.

In Bracebridge alone more than 700 manufacturing jobs have been lost since 2001 while the fastest growing economic sector in Muskoka is the low-paying retail wage sector. 


For more information, contact:

Sara Hall, President, Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP, 705.645.0066

Grant Dart, President, CUPE 1813, 705.641.0968