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The People vs. Conservative Cuts: Rally in Niagara Falls

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Doug Ford’s PC Party of Ontario is holding a policy conference on Saturday, February 22 in Niagara Falls. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is gathering working people from all over Ontario to rally outside against the Ford government’s reckless policies and massive cuts to the public services we rely on.

OPSEU will be there!

We have some public policy advice for Doug Ford: Stop the cuts to public services!

Please join us – OPSEU members from all over Ontario are encouraged to come! Scroll down for transportation information.

Rally start time

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Location

Outside the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls (Click here for Google map)

Get on the bus!

Contact your Executive Board Members to find out if there is transportation being arranged near you. The list of regional arrangements below will be updated as more bus locations are confirmed.

The OFL also has a list of buses – click here for their list.

Region 1

London:

The London and District Labour Council has a bus leaving from London, Ontario. Click here for more info and to reserve a seat.

Region 2

Contact Regional Vice President Lucy Morton to make travel arrangements from Region 2 at lucyamorton@rogers.com or 905-317-9464. 

There are also buses listed on the OFL’s Power of Many website leaving from Burlington, Elora, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Milton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Peel, Waterloo and various locations in Niagara Region. Click here for more info and to reserve a seat.

Region 3

Click here to reserve your spot on one of the three Region 3 buses listed below. Contact Regional Vice President Sara Labelle for more information at sassa26_ca2003@yahoo.ca or 905-914-4037.

Cobourg-Oshawa-Ajax:
  • 7:00 a.m. – Pick up at Northumberland Mall (north side of old Zellers), 111 Elgin Street West, Cobourg
  • 7:40 a.m. – Pick up at Oshawa Centre (west side of old Sears), 419 King Street West, Oshawa
  • 8:00 a.m. – Pick up at SportChek, 135 Harwood Avenue North, Unit 1, Ajax
  • Return trip drop offs in reverse order on the way home.
Peterborough-Clarington:
  • 7:00 a.m. – Pick up at OPSEU Peterborough Regional Office, 1840 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough
  • 7:40 a.m. – Pick up at Highway 35 @ Highway 115 Park & Ride, Clarington
  • Return trip drop offs in reverse order on the way home.
Midland-Orillia-Barrie:
  • 6:00 a.m. – Pick up at OPSEU Membership Centre, 93 Woodland Drive, Midland
  • 7:00 a.m. – Pick up at OPSEU Orillia Regional Office, 76 Coldwater Street, Orillia
  • 7:30 a.m. – Pick up at Essa/Ardagh Carpool Lot, 19 Ardagh Road, Barrie

Region 4

Kingston:

The Kingston and District Labour Council has a bus leaving from Kingston, Ontario. Click here for more info and to reserve a seat.

Leeds-Grenville:

Leeds-Grenville Labour Council buses are leaving between 3:30 and 5:30 a.m. from various points throughout Leeds-Grenville. Click here for more info and to reserve a seat.

Ottawa:

The Ottawa and District Labour Council has buses leaving from two locations in Ottawa. Click here for more info and to reserve a seat.

Region 5

Toronto: 

UPDATE: The OPSEU bus from Toronto is now full! Please visit the OFL’s website for a list of buses from Toronto that still have seats available.

Contact Executive Board Member Anna Ainsworth to reserve your spot on the Toronto bus at annaopseuregion5@gmail.com or 647-832-7002.

  • 8:30 a.m. – Pick up at OPSEU Regional Office, 31 Wellesley Street East, Toronto
  • 9:00 a.m. – Pick up at Islington Subway Station, 1226 Islington Ave, Toronto
  • Anticipated arrival in Niagara Falls around 10:15 a.m.
  • Return trip: Drop off at Islington subway station at 4 p.m., 31 Wellesley St. E. at 4:30 p.m.

Region 6

Contact Regional Vice President Tara Maszczakiewicz at taramopseu@gmail.com or 705-257-0543 if you want to attend the rally from Region 6.

Region 7

Contact Executive Board Member Ken Maclam at kenneth_maclam@hotmail.com or 1-807-472-3145 if you want to attend the rally from Region 7.