Press Conference: Labour, Community and Retired Workers Coalition to Issue Joint Call for Pension Protections

April 19, 2009, 1:01 PM EST

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Representatives of labour unions, community groups and seniors organizations in Canada will issue a joint call for stronger pension protections at a press conference to be held in downtown Toronto on Monday April 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Pension Coalition Press Conference
Monday April 20, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.
Dominion Ballroom South (2nd floor)
Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Speakers will include:

Ken Lewenza, CAW President
Morris Jesion, Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations, Executive Director
Amy Nelson, Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations, Vice Chair and representative of the Caribbean-Canadian Seniors' Group
Thelma Edwards, former worker of bankrupt auto parts maker Progressive Moulded Products
Rob Rainer, Canada Without Poverty Executive Director
Dan Braniff, Canadians Association of Retired Persons (CARP), Chair Georgian Bay Chapter

For members of the media unable to attend but who wish to participate, please call: 1-888-396-8064

Callers are asked to use a land line connection and not to use a speaker phone.

The press conference will be held three days before thousands of retired workers, community groups and labour activists are scheduled to demonstrate in front of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park in Toronto. Demonstrators are demanding stronger pension protections from government and corporations

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