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MEDIA ADVISORY

Toronto –The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have now initiated legal proceedings concerning the privatization of Hydro One Inc. The case is before Mr. Justice Gans of the Ontario Court of Justice. The unions seek a ruling that the provincial government has no legal authority to sell its shares in Hydro One - the second largest transmission company in North America.

CEP and CUPE are holding a rally and march to fight the sale of Hydro One:

Date:
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Time:
11:30 am (see attached itinerary)
Location:
Toronto City Hall
Nathan Phillips Square
(Photo opportunities)
Spokespeople:
CEP
CUPE
Ontario Electricity Coalition
Jack Layton, Councillor

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

Itinerary - Tuesday, April 16, 2002

  • 11:00 am
    Meet at Nathan Phillips Square
    Banner, hydro tower, leaflets, cell phones
  • 11:30
    Press scrum and leafleting of Nathan Phillips Square
  • 11:45
    Depart Nathan Phillips Square for Hydro One Building
    (N.E. Corner of Albert and Bay, 1 north of Queen St.)
    Photo Op
  • 12:00
    Depart Hydro One Building, head south along Bay St.
    eafleting and calling Premier’s office
  • 12:20
    Arrive S.W. corner of King and Bay St.
    move tower slowly west along south side of King St.
    take tower once around perimeter of square in TD center
  • 12:35
    Back at King and Bay
  • 12:40
    Photo Op in front of Nesbitt Burns N.W. corner King and Bay
    Nesbitt Burns is 1 of 3 main underwriters of Hydro One IPO
  • 12:45
    Depart for Nathan Phillips Square
  • 1:00
    Arrive Nathan Phillips Square
    Final leafleting (councillors meet us in the Square)
  • 1:15
    Disperse