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More than 1000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) from across the province will gather at the Sheraton Toronto Centre starting Wednesday for the 50th annual CUPE Ontario Convention. 

For half a century, CUPE Ontario has stood up for fairness and quality public services. At this Convention, members will celebrate 50 years of building a better Ontario. Continuing its democratic tradition members will vote on the policies and an action plan that direct CUPE Ontario’s political action over the next year. 

Media are invited to join us for key moments during the Convention, which is expected to be one of the largest in our union’s history.

Events open to media include: 

Wednesday, May 29
Morning – Convention opening and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn
Afternoon – CUPE National President Paul Moist

Thursday, May 30
2:00 p.m. – Sylvia McAdam, co-founder of Idle No More

Friday, May 31
Mid-morning – Michael Harrington, Director of Operations, Chicago Teachers Union
50th anniversary showcase and film

For the first time, CUPE Ontario is also making these events and many others available online at cupeon50.ca. You can also follow the Convention on Twitter at #cupeon50

CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with members providing the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards and universities.  

For further information: 

Craig Saunders
CUPE Communications