PSA: Rally for Change This Thursday!

by matttbastard

Via The National Union of Public and General Employees:

Citizens rallying across Canada to support federal coalition

Parliament Hill rally at noon Thursday just one of many across Canada

Ottawa (2 Dec. 2008) – Rallies are being planned across Canada Thursday to support a coalition government in Ottawa to replace the administration of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The biggest rally is expected at noon on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is supporting the coalition and is urging the 340,000 members of its Component unions across the country to add their voices to the campaign by attending the rallies.

The Harper government introduced an economic and fiscal statement last week that failed to provide economic relief for Canadians, or any measures to get the economy back on track.

The Harper government is also committed to trampling workers’ rights and women’s rights to pay equity.

Canadians want a government that shows leadership. The opposition parties are acting in a responsible manner. They are not going to force another costly election. Instead, the Liberals and the NDP are planning to form a coalition government − with the support of the BQ in the House of Commons − to get this Parliament to address the economic crisis in a way that benefits workers and their families.

Let’s support a coalition government that will get us through this crisis

Here is the list of rallies planned.

St. John’s, NL
Thursday, December 4th 7 p.m.
St. Theresa’s Hall
Mundy Pond Road

Halifax, NS
Thursday, December 4th 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Maritime Hall – Halifax Forum
Windsor & Almon Street
(enter off Almon Street)

Charlottetown, PE
Thursday, December 4th 7 p.m.
Murphy’s Community Centre
Richmond Street

Moncton, NB
Thursday, December 4th 7 p.m.
Moncton City Hall Front Lawn
Main Street

Regina, SK
Thursday, December 4th 7 p.m.
Speakers @ 7:30 p.m.
Education Auditorium
University of Regina

Edmonton, AB
Thursday, December 4th 6 p.m.
Winston Churchill Square
Downtown Edmonton Central

Winnipeg, MB
Thursday, December 4th
7 p.m. Marlborough Hotel
331 Smith Street
Ballroom (Room for 600)

Vancouver, BC
Thursday, December 4th Doors open @ 5 p.m.
Speakers @ 6 p.m.
Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre
Ballroom “A” |

Toronto, ON
Saturday, December 6th 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. City Hall
Nathan Phillips Square

Ottawa, ON
Thursday, December 4th Noon
Parliament Hill NUPGE

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