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G8/G20 Actions, June 18 – 27

The Group of Eight world leaders and the Group of Twenty world leaders are meeting in Toronto, Ontario from June 25-27, 2010. We need to get organized and send a message that privatization, trade liberalization and this economic system of greed is not working. This meeting provides a unique opportunity for the community and labour to come together to educate, empower and ignite positive change to achieve a kind of world that we want and desperately need.


Here are a few of many events that CUPE members can attend during the G8/G20 Summit. Additional information about these events is available on the People’s Summit 2010 website.

June 18  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2010 People’s Summit Launch Event!
Hosted by Mary Walsh with musical performances by Sara Marlowe and Eternia.
Location: The Carlu, 444 Younge Street
Tickets: pay what you can

June 18 - 20
2010 People’s Summit Workshops
Location: Ryerson University and area in Toronto
Workshops offered by over 100 civil society groups from around Canada and the world, as well as skill-shares, panels, plenaries, strategy sessions, art and performance.

June 19  9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Canadian Labour Congress - G8 & G20 Open Forum
Location:  University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Medical Sciences Building, Room 2158
Free of charge
Morning Panel: The Economic Crisis - How we got there? Who Pays?
Afternoon Panel: Labour’s Response - Decent Work and the ILO Jobs Pact

June 20  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)
Workshop: Building Solidarity with the Democratic Labour Movement in Mexico
Location: Chestnut Residence Hotel, 89 Chestnut Road, Toronto
Free of charge

June 25  7 p.m.
Shout Out for Global Justice!
Location: Massey Hall, Toronto
Tickets: $14 for Council of Canadians members and $20 for non-members. Tickets available at Massey Hall, the Council of Canadians website or by calling 1-800-387-7177 ext. 239

June 26
People First! We deserve better: Public Rally and March
Starting at 1 p.m. in Queen’s Park, Toronto
For more information visit the Canadian Labour Congress website.

Share our messages

Follow CUPE on Twitter @cupenat to receive updates everyday leading up to and during the summit!

With our labour partners, we’ll be tweeting live from events and re-tweeting messages all weekend. Help us share G8/G20 Summit news by re-tweeting messages to your own followers on Twitter. Please use the hashtags #G8 and #G20.

Other Twitter accounts you should follow include:

  • The Canadian Labour Council: @CanadianLabour
  • CUPE Ontario: @CUPEOnt
  • The Council of Canadians: @ CouncilofCDNs
  • Canada International, the Government of Canada official source of information for the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit and the Toronto G20 Summit: @ CanadaIntl
  • The Government of Canada G8-G20 Integrated Security Unit @ G8G20ISUca
  • The Toronto Community Mobilization Network: @g20mobilize

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