Media Advisory - North Bay-area community and labour activists meet to forge their resistance against Ontario PC government policies

NORTH BAY, Ontario, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Since taking office the Doug Ford government has blazed a path of destruction. There is far too much at stake for communities right across Ontario to let Doug Ford damage and dismantle the best of what Ontario represents," says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

Labour and community allies are at the forefront of the growing resistance and fightback against this government.

On Thursday, February 28, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the North Bay District Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in North Bay. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the North Bay area.

“When labour and community come together we bring the power of many to the table. We are a force to be reckoned with, whether we are fighting for public services or education for all, or for decent work,” said OFL President Chris Buckley. “The people have the power. I hope everyone will join with us as we forge our fightback.”

“We have fought and won before,” said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. “We are organizing to stop Ford’s irresponsible actions, and to take back Ontario.”

What: North Bay Regional Activation Meeting
When: February 28, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: OPSEU Region 6 Union Hall,150 First Ave W, North Bay, ON P1B 3B9
Speakers will include: Patty Coates, Secretary Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour

The North-Bay regional activation meeting will:

  • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
  • Introduce the Power of Many campaign plan, designed to mobilize and activate union members and community allies.
  • Launch province-wide rapid response networks to coordinate local fightback efforts.
  • Build and set plans of resistance, including escalating actions with the support of concerned citizens and community allies.

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter

For further information, please contact:
Rob Halpin,
Executive Director
Ontario Federation of Labour l 416-707-9014