November 27, 2019
Ontario’s unions marched on Queen’s Park to demand that the Ford stop his agenda of cuts that are hurting the most vulnerable and get back to building an Ontario for all.
In spite of the wind and the rain, workers sent a united message against Ford’s cuts. The Power of Many rally was a key part of the OFL 15th Biennial Convention that saw hundreds of delegates march from the convention to Queen’s Park.
“Together we are the people. The people united will never be defeated,” said Patty Coates, newly elected President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. “Doug Ford needs to know that we are willing to shut this province down if he continues to cut our services and close our classrooms.”
The rally profiled many speakers, including many representing teachers’ unions including Sam Hammond, President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and President and CEO of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Harvey Bischof, whose members are currently taking job action in response to planned cuts from Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce.
NDP MPPs attended the rally, including Davenport MPP Marit Stiles and MPP Jamie West. Both spoke in solidarity with the Power of Many campaign.
The people of Ontario want a province where no one is left behind. Today, they sent a message that they will continue to fight with the Power of Many with unity and strength.
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