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MEDIA ADVISORY

Toronto – Mr. Justice Gans of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will announce his decision on Friday, April 19th at
10:00 am
as to whether the provincial government has the legal authority to sell Hydro One. Two unions, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) took the government to court last week arguing that they do not have the legal right to privatize the province’s electricity grid.

After his announcement CUPE and CEP will be available for comment:

Date:
Friday, April 19, 2002

Time:
Upon adjournment of the proceedings

Location:
Front steps of the Ontario Court of Justice
361 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Spokespeople:
Cecil Makowski,
Ontario Region Vice-President, CEP

Judy Darcy,
National President, CUPE

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For more information:
Diane Chester (416) 537-6100 ext. 69