CAW Retired Workers Launch Election Street Theatre Across SW Ontario

April 19, 2011, 4:10 PM EST

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A group of retired workers will launch a wacky election-themed street theatre series across south western Ontario, starting tomorrow in Kitchener.

The issues to be explored in the series are pensions, democracy and the future direction of the country. Each presentation will be slightly different, incorporating local elements.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, April 20

Kitchener at 11 a.m. with Harper's Lemming Security
CAW Local 1451/1524/1106 Hall - 600 Wabanaki Drive

St. Catharines at 2 p.m. with Pensions in Jeopardy
CAW Local 199 Hall -124 Bunting Road

Thursday, April 21

Oshawa at 10 a.m. with Pensions in Jeopardy
CAW Local 222 Hall - 1455 Phillip Murray Avenue

Monday, April 25

Windsor at 5:30 p.m. with Madam Babushka and Harper's Lemming Security
Centre for Seniors Windsor - 636 McEwan Avenue

Collectively, the group has been responsible for some of the union's most colourful and inventive street theatre initiatives such as the 'level playing field cemetery' (job loss graveyard set up on Parliament Hill), in the lead up to the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as Kim Campbell's CREAM-A-TORY Soup cans. The label claimed the ingredients included unemployment insurance reductions, layoffs and plant closures, free trade and GST.

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