Canada's largest forestry union calling on the Liberal Party of Canada to defeat the Conservative government if there is no clear support for the forestry industry.
OTTAWA, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's 300,000 forestry workers and their families are facing the most severe crisis since the Great Depression. "The Conservative Party has given us nothing but rumours of help, and phantom promises." says Dave Coles, President of the Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), which represents 60,000 forestry workers.
CEP Meeting with Jim Flaherty, Federal Finance Minister
OTTAWA (June 3, 2009).
Call them the Forestry Five-union leaders who came from across the country to confront the Minister of Finance. The Forestry Five had his full attention for two dramatic reasons-the first was an old fashioned and very effective occupation of 7 Conservative MPs and Ministers constituency offices.
The leaders flying the green CEP flag were Dave Coles, President of CEP, and Gaétan Ménard, Secretary Treasurer of CEP, along with VPs Bob Huget, Ervan Cronk, and Jim Britton. The Forestry Five met with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue, and six Parliamentary staffers.
The Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada which is Canada's largest forestry union is calling on the Liberal Party of Canada to defeat the Conservative government if there is no clear support for the forestry industry.
The The Forestry 5 ( CEP ) Calls for an Election On Forestry Issues petition to Stephen Harper was written by cepunion and is in the category Government at GoPetition.