OTTAWA – CUPE’s 50-foot mobile classroom on public private partnerships (P3s) roll into Ottawa today, November 3rd.
The mobile classroom will be welcomed by CUPE National President Paul Moist and Canadian Labour Congress Vice-President Marie Clarke-Walker with a news conference outside Ottawa City Hall at 10:00 a.m.
Organized by CUPE Ontario, the mobile classroom was launched last month to raise awareness about the negative impacts of P3s. The Ottawa stop will highlight the significant number of P3 projects underway in the nation’s capital.
“The School of the 3Ps” — a takeoff on the 3Rs — displays information about the various forms of privatization, and demonstrates that P3s create profits for large corporations at public expense.
The “School of the 3Ps” mobile classroom
Paul Moist, CUPE National President & Marie Clarke-Walker CLC Vice-President
Thursday, November 3 — 10:00 a.m.
Ottawa City Hall
Outside 161 Elgin Street
Near the Human Rights Monument
After the news conference, the classroom will relocate to the offices of CUPE 503 for an open house from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The address is 1505 Carling Avenue (Saigon and Carling). Both Paul Moist and Marie Clarke Walker will be in attendance from 11 - 12 to greet members. Refreshments will be served.
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