(en) May 3 Canada National Rally & Protest

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Tue, 29 Apr 1997 20:42:42 -0400

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>Windsor, Ontario Canada
>Labour, social justice, students, workers and other community partners will
>join together in Windsor on Saturday May 3 to rally and protest against the
>national agenda of the federal government of Canada.
>Approximately 24 communites across Canada are coordinating this day of action.
>with the Canadian Labour Congress.
>We are asking all our community partners and labour brothers and sisters
>both in Windsor & district and Detroit and area to join us in this national
>day of rally and protest. We are asking everyone to participate with us to
>send a message to the federal government in Ottawa that we are fed up with
>cuts to public services, no jobs, tuition increases, lack of organized
>labour protection, attacks to our national medical programmes, and corporate
>welfare, while we continue our destruction of the environment. We are
>asking for an accounting from the present government of Canada.
>March & Rally
>There are 4 or 5 different venues to the total rally, there will be caravans
>of cars coming in to downtown Windsor from Tilbury and Amherstburg and all
>areas in between. (NOTE:) If you don't wish to march or drive in a car
>caravan just go directly to Jackson Park at Ouellette and Tecumseh Rd. and
>find a place to park and proceed to Windsor Stadium entrance (parking) is
>off Dougall Street at the tracks. Main rally will start at NOON and end at
>approx. 2pm.
>The Social Justice segment of this rally starts at the Windsor Board of
>Education at Park Street West in downtown Windsor at 9:00am. If you are
>coming from the tunnel, you would turn left out of the tunnel on to Park St.
>cross Ouelette and continue west approximately four blocks to the Board of
>Education building. Parking lots and curb side parking are available, but
>remember to pay the meter. From here you will be walking.
>All Social Justice activists, students, environmentalists, anti-poverty,
>church groups, teachers, and some public service unions, and our US brothers
>and sisters and commmunity groups as well, are being asked to rally at the
>Board of Education at 9:00am.
>We will then march to the Beacon Hill Lodge Nursing Home, 350 Dougall Ave.,
>then east on University Ave., past the Capitol Theatre where we will be
>joined by the Artists for Social Justice, then south on Ouellette to the
>Toronto Dominion Bank at Ouellette and Wyandotte.
>We will then continue to march to MP Herb Gray's office (running for
>election) rally there, (still at Ouellette and Wyandotte) and we will be
>joined here with the main body of the total numbers of car caravans and
>people coming in from east and west.
>We will then all (approx 10:30am) arrive at Hotel Dieu Hospital at Erie St.
>& Ouellette and then continue south on Ouellette to Jackson Park and Windsor
>Stadium at Tecumseh Rd. and Ouellette.
>Marchers (on foot) will go through the main gates to the Jackson Park and
>cars and vans travel west on Tecumseh Rd. west to Dougall then south on
>Dougall to the parking entrance to Jackson Park which is just before the
>railroad tracks on Dougall.
>Music by:
>Centre Peace
>South Detroit
>Linda Girard
>and others
>Buzz Hargrove: CAW National President
>Ken Brown: SEIU International Vice President
>Mary McArthur: USWA Retail Division-Walmart
>Marion Overholt: Windsor & Area Coalition for Social Justice
>Speaker from Public Service Alliance of Canada
>Speaker from OSSTF/OECTA (teachers federations)
>Len Harrison: retiree (CAW)
>Common Stench Revolution
>and more music. Food and Pop should be available for sale.
>Bring banners, signs of your particular concerns and noise makers, if you
>know of groups or individuals with drums or brass instruments please ask
>them to lend us their talents for a few hours on Saturday May 3 in Windsor.
>Don't miss this opportunity to help us energize and coalesce our objectives
>for mobilizing, networking and building a grass-roots movement for social
>Only WE can do that!!!
>Proceedings should end at approximately 2:00pm
>For futher information please call :
>Windsor & Area Coalition for Social Justice 519-253-4232 x 4521 (Rick Coronado)
>Windsor & District Labour Council 519-252-8281
>CAW Local 444 519-258-6400 (Peter Pellerito)
>CAW Local 195 519-253-1107 (Jerry Logan)

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